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You don't have to be everything : poems for girls becoming themselves / edited by Diana Whitney ; illustrations by Cristina González, Kate Mockford, Stephanie Singleton.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield.
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Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield YA 808.81 YOU (Text to phone) 36123148063306 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

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Introduction -- Seeking -- Loneliness -- Attitude -- Rage -- Longing -- Shame -- Sadness -- Belonging.
Final exam Stephanie / Stephanie Burt -- Origin/adoption / Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello -- Flying inside your own body / Margaret Atwood -- Questions for Google / Elizabeth Spires -- The year I tell my parents I am a homosexual / Sahar Romani -- Bike ride with older boys / Laura Kasischke -- Away from home / Paige Buffington -- On crescents & transition & waning / Kayleb Rae Candrilli -- Lost & found / Amy Dryansky -- Playing hide and seek / Wendy Guerra -- Questions asked to me when I was ten / S. Erin Batiste -- Solitude / Franny Choi -- Night before first day of school / Elizabeth Acevedo -- Growing up / Melody Lee -- With pretty legs / Talin Tahajian -- Insomnia / Jane Kenyon -- self-portraiture / Fariha Róisín -- How to triumph like a girl / Ada Limón -- Black daughter's pointillism / Amanda Gorman -- I've been known / Denise Duhamel -- homage to my hips / Lucille Clifton -- she plays hockey on a boy's team / Clara Bush Vadala -- in critique of modesty / Angélica María Aguilera -- "What do women want?" / Kim Addonizio -- Confession / Leila Chatti -- Phenomenal woman / Maya Angelou -- Harder / Melissa Stein -- On Anger / Rage Hezekiah -- The period poem / Dominique Christina -- And if by invisibility / Tamiko Beyer -- Ones who got away with it / Bianca Stone -- Rehearsal / Sara Peters -- Self-portrait as wounded doe of Artemis / Aria Aber -- Self-portrait as mango / Tarfia Faizullah -- Fast gas / Dorianne Laux -- Practicing / Marie Howe -- Meditations in an emergency / Cameron Awkward-Rich -- Oh God / Michelle Tea -- On the discomfort of being in the same room as the boy you like / Sarah Kay -- coming of age / Evie Shockley -- Wanting it / Diana Whitney -- Song to Elise / Holly Burdorff -- But they say I will not make it / Rachel Wiley -- I go back to May 1937 / Sharon Olds -- Ode to gossips / Safia Elhillo -- Wolf and woman / Nikita Gill -- Sonnet for a dollar / Natalie Scenters-Zapico -- Why I hate raisins / Natalie Diaz -- When the fat girl gets skinny / Blythe Baird -- The mockers / Mary Meriam -- "Is there something I should know?" / Brenda Shaughnessy -- Landscape with clinic and oracle / Lynn Melnick -- What to say to a friend who wants to give up / JP Howard -- Rearview mirror : February / Alison Prine -- Skinning ghosts alive / Alison C. Rollins -- Event horizon / Leslie Maria Aguilar -- What you mourn / Sheila Black -- No filter / Andrea Gibson -- Night bloom / Crystal Williams -- I will practice self-talk / M. J. Fievre -- Wild geese / Mary Oliver -- The rider / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Survival guide / Joy Ladin -- dancing with my mother at a cousin's bat mitzvah / Maya Stein -- For my daughter on a bad day / Kate Baer -- Love arrived may find us someplace else / July Westhale -- Flowers #3 / Joshua Jennifer Espinoza -- For keeps / Joy Harjo -- The poets -- The illustrators.
Summary, etc.:
"A contemporary poetry anthology that offers girls and young women wisdom and compassion for a vital, formative time in their lives."-- Publisher's description.
Poetry awakens your inner world and makes all your feelings come alive. The poems in this collection-- chosen with girls in mind-- sing of diversity, self-discovery, and self-acceptance. Grouped by emotional experience, the poems give the reader permission to let go of shame and perfectionism. By accepting your own contradictions, you can embrace the fullness of who you are-- and of who you are becoming. -- adapted from flaps.
Subject: Teenage girls > Juvenile poetry.
Young women > Juvenile poetry.
Self-realization > Juvenile poetry.
Teenage girls > Poetry.
Young women > Poetry.
Self-realization > Poetry.
Genre: Poetry.

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