The Next Generation of American Writers--teenage Girls-on What Fires up Their Lives Today

Book - 2007
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A vivid portrait of what it means to be a teenage girl in America today. Teenage girls today live their life in words--in text and instant messages, on blogs and social network pages. It's how they conduct their friendships and present themselves to the world, but they are also creating a formidable body of personal written work. This generation's unprecedented comfort level with the written word has led to a fearless new American literature. These collected essays offer a key to understanding one of the most mislabeled and underestimated members of society. Here, nearly sixty teenage girls from across the country, representing a diverse spectrum of socioeconomic, political, racial, and religious backgrounds, create a rich portrait of life as a teen girl in America today, revealing the complicated inner lives, humor, hopes, struggles, thrills, and obsessions of this generation.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Hudson Street Press, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781594630408
Branch Call Number: 814 R312
Characteristics: xvii, 267 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Goldwasser, Amy


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Feb 08, 2019

Red is about teenage girls talking about their body image issues. It was more than how they felt for their body it was about how there life is going. Where some had troubles in their life and their only way was to harm themselves. It talks how they put their body into trouble just be accepted by this generation. Not just a specific kind of girl, but every type of girl. Red is a book where one can relate to a specific story. There girls in the story were specifically talking about there truth. All the stories from the book are many girls voices. They described their hurt and how their lives have been good or bad or creating a new begging . Some of these girls life we not entirely happy a ending they hope for but it wasn't their conclusion either.


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