Entries by Suzanne Sherman

Every Decade Has Its Flavor

Every decade has its flavor, and in Girlhood in America the flavor of each decade between 1910 and 2010 is deliciously clear. The 1910s open the book, with a short history of the country that includes what life was like for girls under thirteen years old. Pop culture highlights follow at the start of every chapter, […]

Halloween Across a Century

Two thousand years ago, the Celts celebrated Samhain, their New Year, on October 31st. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. It was believed that during the transition from one year to the […]

Kirkus Reviews 100 Years in the Life

Kirkus Reviews selected Girlhood in America as an editor’s pick to appear in the August 1 issue. Less than 10 percent of Kirkus’s Indie reviews are chosen for this. You can read the review here, or at the link above.   KIRKUS REVIEW Girlhood in America: Personal Stories 1910 – 2010 by Suzanne Sherman This nonfiction collection offers more than 50 […]