Mark your calendars, everyone — on May 7, 2021, our very own Ashley Remer and Tiffany Isselhardt will be celebrating the launch of their book, Exploring American Girlhood through 50 Historic Treasures. We here at Girl Museum are absolutely thrilled for our beloved colleagues and can’t wait to preorder (and read!) this book. Find out more about this book below, and take advantage of the preorder discount offered through their publisher, 30% off with the code RLFANDF30.

Book cover, Exploring American Girlhood through 50 Historic Treasures
Cover image copyright Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.

Who are the girls that helped build America? Conventional history books shed little light on the influence and impact of girls’ contributions to society and culture. This oversight is challenged by Girl Museum and their team, who give voices to the most neglected, yet profoundly impactful, historical narratives of American history: young girls.

Exploring American Girls’ History through 50 Historic Treasures showcases girls and their experiences through the lens of place and material culture. Discover how the objects and sites that girls left behind tell stories about America that you have never heard before. Readers will journey from the first peoples who called the continent home, to 21st century struggles for civil rights, becoming immersed in stories that show how the local impacts the global and vice versa, as told by the girls who built America. Their stories, dreams, struggles, and triumphs are the centerpiece of the nation’s story as never before, helping to define both the struggle and meaning of being “American.”

This full-color book is a must-read for those who yearn for more balanced representation in historic narratives, as well as an inspiration to young people, showing them that everyone makes history. It includes color photographs of all the treasured objects explored.

Ashley E. Remer is the founder and Head Girl of Girl Museum—the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girlhood. She holds a first class MA in the History and Criticism of Art from the University of Auckland. Ashley has worked internationally as an art historian, writer, editor, curator, and critic.

Tiffany R. Isselhardt serves as Girl Museum’s Program Developer, where she oversees exhibitions, podcasts, community outreach, and social media. She holds a Master’s in Public History from Appalachian State University, and her research focuses on uncovering the hidden history of women in order to advocate for gender equality.

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