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Featured YA Book: GirlSpoken: From Pen, Brush & Tongue

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Featured YA Book: GirlSpoken: From Pen, Brush & Tongue

Second Story Press, 2007

"Being a teenage girl is not for the weak"

From pen, brush, and tongue, girls and young women (ages 13-19) speak their truths, tell it like it is, and call for change. This collection of creative works is an exploration of young women’s identities, self-expression and voice. Contributors have spoken from city streets, suburban bedrooms, prairie farms, and reservation schools. Their voices are quirky and flirtatious, strong and adventurous, outraged and scared — and often are searching for truth.

About the editors
Jessica Hein and Heather Holland designed and developed GirlSpoken as part of a Women’s Studies project at the University of Guelph. Jessica Hein is calling Halifax home while studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Heather Holland is currently living in Ottawa and working on her Masters in Social Work. Carol Kauppi is a professor in the School of Social Work at Laurentian University. She has been engaged in research involving young people for more than 20 years. She lives in Sudbury, Ontario.