Girls Who Build: Inspiring Curiosity and Confidence to Make Anything Possible

Katie Hughes (Author)
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Description

Celebrate the can-do attitude of fierce girls who know how to wield a hammer, fire up a saw, and build everything from a bookshelf to a playhouse. Featuring project photographs, this guide will inspire you to pick up your power tools and make something great.
Carpenter Katie Hughes frequently found that she was the only woman on construction worksites. To change that, she began teaching classes to girls ages 8-14, showing them how to drill, saw, and weld. Her classes quickly became sold out summer camps and she founded her own non-profit, Girls Build.

Girls Who Build features candid and arresting photographs of forty-five girls showing off their power tools and can-do attitudes. Accompanying each girl is a profile interview where she speaks to her inspirations and favorite builds, plus tips for others starting out. Also included are building skills, techniques, and safety tips to teach girls -- and older beginners -- how to handle hammers, drills, and saws plus thirteen do-it-herself building projects (from the featured girls themselves) such as picture frames, nightstands, playhouses, and more.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Publish Date
October 13, 2020
Pages
272
Dimensions
8.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780762467204

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About the Author

Katie Hughes is the founder of Girls Build, an organization created in 2016 and based in Portland, Oregon, that offers girls ages 8 to 14 the chance to learn mechanical and electrical skills as well as wood and metalworking.

Reviews

"Such a great resource for girls, and women, too, who are curious and want to learn. I wish I had this book when I was younger!"-- Kate T. Parker, author of Strong is the New Pretty
"Katie Hughes knows can-do determination, and her love for her craft shines through in Girls Who Build. Her book will inspire the next generation of girls to master the art of building!"-- Tim Leatherman, Founder of Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
"For years, Katie Hughes has been challenging the stubborn belief that a career in the trades is no place for a girl. Girls Who Build fosters curiosity and redefines what's possible for young girls in the digital age. If there's girl in your life, get this book into her hands, and watch what happens."-- Mike Rowe, host of "Dirty Jobs"