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Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews The Underground Girls of Kabul, a book by investigative journalist Jenny Nordberg about girls’ lives in Afghanistan.
Appropriately for Halloween, Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews the first episode of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Read at your own risk.
Junior Girl Emily Clarke reviews Poster Girls, an exhibition at the London Transport Museum. The exhibition is open until January 2019.
Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley, a novel about a girl and her experiences on and off the snowboarding slopes.
This movie has my heart. I watched it last autumn, but decided to re-watch it now to be sure about my feelings and emotions. Well, I confess that my ideas have not changed to date. This movie is about a 17 years old pink-haired girl living in California, who is about...
Junior Girl Emily Clarke reviews the Votes for Women Exhibition at the Museum of London, and talks about her experience at the exhibit.
Junior Girl Sophie Small reviews Michael Marshall Smith’s Hannah Green and her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence, published by Harper Collins in 2017.
Junior Girl Libby Serra reviews the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, and talks about Gardner’s life.
Junior Girl Jessica Eykel reviews cult classic film, Clueless, and talks about the twenty-year-old film’s portrayals of girlhood.
Teen movies are not a modern idea; they have been around for decades. As with any genre of film the best era is always subjective. However, people tend to choose the decade when they were a teenager as the best,the characters being most relatable. Today, with...
Program Developer Tiffany Rhoades reviews American Street by Ibi Zoboi, calling it a “must read,” and one of the next great American novels.
Junior Girl Sophie Small reviews the classic film All About Eve and talks about the treatment of girls and women in the media, in the 1950s and in 2018.
Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung, a novel that delves into sibling relationships and the bonds between sisters.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was written by John Hughes and released in 1986. The movie is set in Chicago and is often referred to as a love letter to the city by Hughes. It follows the titular character as he skips school. He fakes an illness in order to have some fun in...
Junior Girl Monique Brough talks about her experience at the Georgian House, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and what girls’ lives might have been like.
Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews one of her favorite childhood books, A Murder for Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner and talks about its heroine’s journey in Elizabethan England.
The king of teen movies in the 1980s is without question John Hughes. Between 1984 and 1987 he released six movies: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Some Kind of Wonderful. These are all movies still...
Junior Girl Lydia Henning reviews Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and specifically talks about the girl protagonist in the film, Ofelia.
The TV show Riverdale debuted in 2017, and is based on characters from Archie Comics. The show has a mystery element to it with the murder of Jason Blossom in the first episode. While the characters try to figure out who is responsible they also have their own issues...
Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews 1001 Cranes by Naomi Hirahara, about a Japanese-American girl named Angela and her eventful, cultural summer spent with her grandparents in Los Angeles.