Girl Reviews

Our Girl Reviews showscases blogs that discuss how girls are portrayed in and impacted by books, movies, television shows, live performances, museums and exhibits, games, and products.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts about these reviews.  If you would like to submit a review, send us an email with your name, country, and a 250-750 word review discussing how that media, museum exhibit, or product portrays and impacts girls.

Review: Derry Girls

Review: Derry Girls

Derry Girls. Fair Use. Derry Girls is centered around the lives of four teenage girls (and one boy) in the early 90s in Derry, Northern Ireland. They deal with the same issues that all teenagers around the world have to deal with. What makes this show different is...

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Review: This Way Up

Review: This Way Up

Aisling Bea as Aine in This Way Up. This Way Up is a comedy-drama series available to stream on Channel 4 catch up or Hulu. The storyline focuses on the struggles of Aine (Aisling Bea) after a “teeny tiny breakdown”, which places her in a rehab facility. Aine is a...

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Book Review: One of Us is Lying

Book Review: One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying has been described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. It’s not hard to see why. The story starts with five students in detention. Only four students leave the room alive. Simon Kelleher was not a popular person; he had created the...

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Review: The Legend of Korra

Review: The Legend of Korra

Korra from The Legend of Korra. Fair Use. You might be familiar with the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ran from 2005 to 2008. The animated children’s series was known for its fantastical world building, super-powered fight scenes, emotional plot...

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TV Review: The White Queen

TV Review: The White Queen

The historical drama The White Queen drew me in right from the beginning. Based on the "Cousins' War" novels by Philippa Gregory, it tells the story of the rise of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV, during the Wars of the Roses. The show entwines witchcraft,...

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Girl Museum at IGSA

Girl Museum at IGSA

Junior Girl Libby Serra talks about her experience at the International Girls Studies Conference at Notre Dame in February.

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Book Review: Mambo in Chinatown

Book Review: Mambo in Chinatown

Sage Daugherty reviews Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok. The novel is about a 22-year-old girl who accidentally becomes a dance teacher and fights to make a better life for her family.

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A Galentine to Madam Secretary

A Galentine to Madam Secretary

Dear Madam Secretary, Thank you for your positive female role models, who are smart, strong, compassionate women that work tirelessly to make the world a better place.

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Book Review: There’s Someone inside Your House

Book Review: There’s Someone inside Your House

There’s Someone inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins follows high school student Makani Young as she settles into her new life in Nebraska. She moved from Hawaii under mysterious circumstances, but quickly makes friends and, as with many YA books, finds romance. Her...

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