There’s nothing like reading the girls’ stories about life in every decade across a hundred years in their own words. Sample the voices of ten decades.
Girlhood in America is the first book in the 100 Years in the Life series. There’s much more to come, and you can read all about it here.
Have a good story to share with 100 Years in the Life? It could be published in the next book in the series. You don’t even need to be a writer.
In this first book in the 100 Years in the Life series, over 50 women and girls tell about girlhood in every decade of a century in their own voices. With stories of life from Maine to Molokai’i you’ll see remarkable changes through the decades. You’ll read about the 1920s by a young Russian Jewish immigrant in Indiana, about changes in Little Rock, Arkansas in the 1960s by an African-American girl who grew up where “no one’s a stranger unless you make them a stranger.” Terri Ann tells about being the daughter of an American GI and a Vietnamese mother in the 1970s and growing up in poor rural Georgia. And there’s so much more.
This is the juicy real-life stuff, from the times before telephones to the days toys turned digital.
Enjoy the slideshow — these are some photos from the book. Read excerpts. Have fun with the blog about a century of American life. Submit your idea for your own story for the next book in the series. If it is selected to be published, I’ll contact you with submission details or set up an interview if you prefer your story to be written for you.
Over 50 girls tell the stories of a century.
Available in print and e-book.