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Kaoru Miyazawa

at her high school in a working-class neighborhood of New York City. It specifically examines the aspirations related to her family and career that she developed, and how the values of sexuality and success, which she learned from her AOUM classes

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“I Hope Nobody Feels Harassed”

Teacher Complicity in Gender Inequality in a Middle School

Susan McCullough

from the New York City Department of Education in addition to my obtaining permission from the principal after several meetings during which I described my research project. I had no prior relationship to the school before entering as a researcher; I

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Making It Up

Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent

I want to be a part of this; I want to be a part of the change. (15-year-old Divya) 1 On 8 March 2015, a cold winter’s day in New York City, a seventeen-year-old girl with dark spiral curls and turquoise glasses, stepped onto the dais in the middle

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Barbara Roche Rico

Migration from the Island from the 1940s to the mid-1960s. The novels Felita and Going Home address a girl’s attempt to negotiate a bicultural identity within the cultures of her native New York City and the Puerto Rico of her ancestors. Two of Mohr

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Holding Up Half the Sky

Global Narratives of Girls at Risk and Celebrity Philanthropy

Angharad Valdivia

in New York City, providing framing between the documentary’s chapters. Celebrity advocates, activists, and girls on-site serve secondary roles to Kristof’s intrepid protagonist. From the outset he walks through the Manhattan offices of The New York

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Reframing Disability through Graphic Novels for Girls

Alternative Bodies in Cece Bell’s El Deafo

Wendy Smith-D’Arezzo and Janine Holc

’ imagined stories are vehicles for negotiating the difficulties of the real world. Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach (1991), in which a girl flies over New York City in response to racism, is perhaps one of the most powerful. The presence of El Deafo in Cece