Girl Scouts of the USA

Week of March 5, 2012

Girl Scouts

In the News: The Girl Scouts of the USA celebrate their 100th anniversary this year. Here are books on the organization as well as titles on girlhood and “girl power!”


After the Girls Club: How Teenaged Holocaust Survivors Built New Lives in America
By Carole Bell Ford. Lexington Books, 2010
Call Number: F128.9 .J5 F63 2010

African American Girls: Reframing Perceptions and Changing Experiences
By Faye Z. Belgrave. Springer, 2009
Call Number: E185.86 .B3779 2009

Feminism, Inc.: Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture
By Emilie Zaslow. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Call Number: HQ798 .Z37 2009

Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence
Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind Nikki Jones. SUNY Press, 2010
Call Number: HV9104 .F54 2010

Girlhood: A Global History
Edited by Jennifer Helgren and Colleen A. Vasconcellos. Rutgers UP, 2010
Call Number: HQ798 .G5255 2010

‘Girl Power’: Girls Reinventing Girlhood
By Dawn H. Currie, Deirdre M. Kelly and Shauna Pomerantz. Peter Lang, 2009
Call Number: HQ798 .C87 2009

Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity
Edited by Sharon R. Mazzarella. Peter Lang, 2010
Call Number: HQ798 .G5253 2010

Girls Are Great: Growing Up Female
By Harriet S. Mostache, Verna L. Simpkins, and Sharon Woods Hussey. Girl Scouts of the U.S. A., 1987
Call Number: HQ777 .M67 1987

The Girls’ History and Culture Reader: The Twentieth Century
Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell and Leslie Paris. University of Illinois Press, 2011
Call Number: HQ777 .G5763 2011

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself
By Rachel Lloyd. HarperCollins, 2011
Call Number: HQ281 .L57 2011

I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls around the World
By Eve Ensler. Villard, 2010
Call Number: HQ777 .E57 2010

Leading Girls to Mathematics, Science and Technology: Into the World of Today and Tomorrow
By Sharon Woods Hussey. Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., 1987
Call Number: Q130 .H87 1987

Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls’ Media Culture
Edited by Mary Celeste Kearney. Peter Lang, 2011
Call Number: P94.5 .G57 M43 2011

Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
By Ayala Fader. Princeton University Press, 2009
Call Number: BM727 .F33 2009

Multicultural Girlhood: Racism, Sexuality, and the Conflicted Spaces of American Education
By Mary E. Thomas. Temple University Press, 2011
Call Number: HQ798 .T46 2011

Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas
By Jessica K. Taft. New York University Press, 2011
Call Number: HQ799.2 .P6 T35 2011

Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
By Tammy M. Proctor. Praeger, 2009
Call Number: HS3353 .G35 P76 2009

Sociology, Gender and Educational Aspirations: Girls and Their Ambitions
By Carol Fuller. Continuum International Pub. Group, 2009
Call Number: LC1707 .F85 2009

Swimming against the Tide: African American Girls and Sciences Education
By Sandra L .Hanson. Temple University Press, 2009
Call Number: Q183.3 .A1 H367 2009 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

Talking Young Femininities
By Pia Pichler. Arts & Humanities Research Council, 2009
Call Number: HQ798 .P53 2009

Teaching the Female Brain: How Girls Learn Math and Science
By Abigail Norfleet James. Corwin, 2009
Call Number: QA11.2 .J36 2009 (At Treasure Coast)

Understanding Teenage Girl: Culture, Identity, and Schooling
By Horace R. Hall and Andrea Brown-Thirston. Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
Call Number: HQ798 .H324 2011

Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City
By Cindy D. Ness. New York University Press, 2010
Call Number: HV6791 .N38 2010