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2016 Nominee
Voted 13 out of 20

Because I Am a Girl

By Rosemary McCarney. Published in 2014 by Second Story Press

Seven authors have visited seven different countries—Brazil, Togo, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Uganda, Ghana, and the Dominican Republic—and spoken to young women and girls about their lives, struggles, and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings based on the girls’ true stories, about prejudice, abuse, and neglect, but also about courage, resilience, and changing attitudes.

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7 thoughts on “Because I Am a Girl

  1. Captin Nichola Goddard

    This book tells you the struggles of the girls around and what they have to deal with everyday and then it tells you about amazing girls thats had an impact and helped shape our world. Many different people try to save girls but at the same time other people are hurting girls day by day and this book really captures that and tells you it in a way no other book can.

    I would give this book a 9/10.

  2. St.Jerome

    This book is awesome it taught me a lot about what girls can and can not do in the world and how we are very lucky to be who we are and how we can make a difference. I recommend this book if you like listening to world problems and how to make a difference. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 rating!

  3. St. Jerome

    This is a great book because its an inspiring book about how girls around the world are. I would give this 5 out of 5 rating!

  4. Captain Nichola Goddard

    This book was beyond amazing because of the inspiring and touching stories that are shared. I felt so happy knowing that people out there, especially girls are trying to make a strong difference. It even inspired me to change the world myself! Thanks because I am a girl! 5/5 rating

  5. hillhurst

    shows the rights of a girl. It explains why a girl should have rights and live a free life. Why should a girl have rights? why not?

  6. Beiseker school

    I love this book because I thought the book shows what rights girls have in different country’s they live in. Iwould recommend this to people that live in different countries and will see the rights they have.


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