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In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins—star of Mortal Instruments and Rules Don’t Apply—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more.
For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone.
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered.
Educational and inspirational, this gift-worthy New York Times bestseller from the authors of Rad American Women A-Z, is a bold, illustrated collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary women from across the globe. Rad Women Worldwide tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. The book features an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica). An additional 250 names of international rad women are also included as a reference for readers to continue their own research.This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!
For teachers, this book is appropriate for grades 6-8 and could be used in either Social Studies or English classes, or as part of a text for a multidisciplinary unit. It can also be used as a Common Core text for grades 6-8 Social Studies/History - CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1-10.Contents:Enheduanna (Mesopotamia)Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan)Kalpana Chawla (India)Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma)Qiu Jin (China)Junko Tabei (Japan)Fe Del Mundo (Philippines)Dame Katerina Te Heikōkō Mataira (New Zealand)Faith Bandler (Australia)Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (Norway & U.S.A.)Miriam Makeba (South Africa)Wangari Maathai (Kenya)Kasha Jacqueline Nagabasera (Uganda)Funmilayo Ransome Kuti (Nigeria)Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)Hatshepsut (Egypt)Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Argentina)Marta (Brazil)Quintreman Sisters (Chile)Policarpa “La Pola” Salavarrieta (Colombia)Bastardilla (Colombia)Nanny of the Maroons (Jamaica)Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (Mexico)Frida Kahlo (Mexico)Queen Lili’uokalani (Hawaii)Venus and Serena Williams (U.S.A.)Birutė Mary Galdikis (Canada)Buffy Sainte-Marie (Canada)ENIAC Programmers (U.S.A.)Guerrilla Girls (U.S.A.)Grace “Granuaile” O’Malley (Ireland)Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (England)Poly Styrene (England)Sophie Scholl (Germany)Marie Curie and Irene Joliot-Curie (France)Josephine Baker (France)Maria Montessori (Italy)Hypatia (Egypt)Emma Goldman (Russia)The Stateless
Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.
But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.
Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story—one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.
For fans of Grace Helbig and Alexa Chung comes a fresh, hilarious guide to growing up your way from social media influencer and lifestyle vlogger Arden Rose.
In Almost Adulting—perfect for budding adults, failing adults, and eaters of microwave mug brownies—Arden tells you how to survive your future adulthood. Topics include:
By the end of the book—a mash-up of essays, lists, and artwork—you'll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online, and how to date strangers (in PERSON!), but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult.