Strong Is the New Pretty : A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Strong Is the New Pretty : A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves
Author: Kate Parker Kate T. Parker
Rating: 4.53
Bestsellers Rate: 9245
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 256
Hours of reading: 4.3 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 13,83 €

About the book

Inspired by the popular photo project of the same title that went viral in the spring of 2015, Strong Is the New Pretty is a photo-driven book comprised of 100 high-quality black-and-white and color images (with minimal text) of fierce and joyful girls--a celebration of what it means to be strong (whether athletic, bookish, brainy, brave, loyal, or courageous). The photographs champion the message that girls are perfect in their imperfection; beautiful in their chaotic, authentic lives; and empowered by their strength instead of their looks. They are messy. They are loud. Wild. Full of life. Adventurous. Silly. Funny. Strong.




"[Strong is the New Pretty is] a book of images of young girls being athletic, being active, being strong, being proud talking about their hobbies, talking about what they aspire to be in their lives. And it just [makes] me think...I hope that we're able to give that over to the younger generation." --Kate Winslet, Los Angeles Times "I'm so obsessed with Strong Is the New Pretty. The book has a little bit of everything. It's an amazing thing [that] my daughter and I have bonded over so hard, and she's looking at these girls and looking at what the messaging is. It's so well done. She wants to know the ages. I read the captions to her. She sleeps with it at night. And she is looking at girls who are talking about what they feel they can do in life. It's so well curated too. It has this beautiful look and feel to it. It's really the first thing in a while to kind of knock me off my feet." --Drew Barrymore, "A great book... I gave [it] to my daughters and watched as they pored over it." --Nicole Kidman, ​"Femtastic... A powerful book.​" --FamilyCircle Magazine ​"Strong Is The New Pretty is the definition of girl power.​" --Buzzfeed "A lovely exploration filled with exquisite images of girls and quotes about what makes them strong, beautiful, and confident ... stunning." --School Library Journal "Positively moving and totally glorious." --Booklist "This is an amazing celebration of the strength, confidence, and energy of girls and young women who are just beginning to understand their power in the world. Imagine how much more we can all accomplish when girls honor what their bodies can do and focus on their dreams rather than fixate on what they look like and obsess about their shape." --Ann Shoket, former editor in chief of Seventeen magazine and author of The Big Life "Within the pages of Strong Is the New Pretty, we see girls as they naturally are and what they want and demand the world to see. They are inspiring, wise, and grounded in the certainty that they will take the world by storm." --Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes and the Owning Up curriculum

Kate Parker Biography

Kate Parker is assistant professor of English at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her article on Sade appeared in Eighteenth- Century Fiction. She is writing a book that explores how affective communities impact literary representations of selfhood in eighteenth-century Britain and France. Courtney Weiss Smith is assistant professor of English at Wesleyan University. She is the author of articles on eighteenth-century literature and culture that have appeared in Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation and SEL. Her current book project focuses on relationships between literature, religion and science in early eighteenth-century England. ... Read full biography

Authors: Kate Parker Kate T. Parker
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9780761189138
ISBN10: 0761189130
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: Full-color and b&w photos thro
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 256
Book Weight: 907.18
Book Dimensions: 216x241x20.32
Circulation: None
Publication date: April 1, 2017
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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