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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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Chalk Back

The Girl and Youth-Led Street Art Movement to #StopStreetHarassment

Natasha Harris-Harb and Sophie Sandberg

, Amsterdam, Ottawa, Dhaka, Nairobi, Cairo, and Sydney. These accounts, discussed below, are just a few of those spanning 150 cities in 49 countries in 6 continents. We are two Chalk Back members—Natasha from Ottawa and Sophie from New York City

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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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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

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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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Teaching National Identity and Alterity

Nineteenth Century American Primary School Geography Textbooks

Bahar Gürsel

James Monteith was a similarly prominent figure. 17 The 1865 edition of the introduction to his Manual of Geography indicates that the author was the principal of Ward School No. 17 in New York City, and his Physical and Political Geography of 1866

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Emily Bent

undocumented Mexican student living in New York City, who, in 2013, called out the US government for failing to protect young people like herself, stating, “I am undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic.” Or Eva, a 16-year old activist and artist from Chicago

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

Laura Ingalls's case, as a teacher in These Happy Golden Years ( Wilder 1943 ). Jo March lives and works in New York City in Little Women ( Alcott 1868–1869 ), Polly Minton of An Old-Fashioned Girl ( Alcott 1870 ) visits a chum in Boston, newly