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Because I was a Girl

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Because I was a Girl: True Stories for girls of all ages 

Edited by Melissa De La Cruz

This is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges, and opportunities they've faced...because of their gender. Edited by bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

The collection is divided up into decades starting back in the 1920's until the 2010's. It includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl; industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy, and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.