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A How-To Guide For The First-Time Flat-Broke Film and Video Maker
Paperback ISBN: 1580086756
Chock-full of fascinating photographs and colorful directives, GIRL DIRECTOR is an instruction manual, history lesson, scrapbook, and celebration of women and film rolled into one. Director and cinephile Andrea Richards all but hands the reader a camera as she raucously paves the way for young women to make their own films. Sharing tales of the coolest femme filmmakers from history and recounting advice from the best women directors now in the business, Richards explains step by step how anyone can make a film using a standard video camera. Covering such topics as screenwriting, storyboards, set design, editing, distribution, Claymation, music videos, film festivals, and the digital revolution, GIRL DIRECTOR is a must-have handbook for the aspiring auteur of any age.A guide to do-it-yourself filmmaking from a female perspective, featuring accessible expert advice and a hip history of women in film.A must-have reference (and an excellent gift) for tweens, teens, adults, or anyone interested in making movies.Includes specifics on the who, what, where, and how of making low-budget videos and films.
Path to the Stars
My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
Hardcover ISBN: 1328809560
"The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA."--
The Girl With the White Flag
A Spellbinding Account of Love and Courage in Wartime Okinawa
Paperback ISBN: 4770029314
New York Newsday called this memoir of a warhood childhood in Japan "one of the saddest and yet most uplifting books about childhood you will ever encounter." Separated from her family in the confusion and horror of World War II, seven-year-old Tomiko Higa struggles to survive on the battlefield of Okinawa, Japan. There, as some of the fiercest fighting of the war rages around her, she must live alone, with nothing to fall back on but her own wits and daring. Fleeing from encroaching enemy forces, searching desperately for her lost sisters, taking scraps of food from the knapsacks of dead soldiers, risking death at every turn, Tomiko somehow finds the strength and courage to survive. Many years later she decided to tell this story. Originally intended for juvenile readers, it is sure to move adults as well, because it is such a vivid portrait of the unintended civilian casualties of any war.
A Queer History of the United States for Young People
Paperback ISBN: 080705612x
Queer history didn't start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years. It is crucial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to know their history. But this history is not easy to find since it's rarely taught in schools or commemorated in other ways. A Queer History of the United States for Young People corrects this and demonstrates that LGBTQ people have long been vital to shaping our understanding of what America is today. Through engrossing narratives, letters, drawings, poems, and more, the book encourages young readers, of all identities, to feel pride at the accomplishments of the LGBTQ people who came before them and to use history as a guide to the future. Here we meet: * Indigenous tribes who embraced same-sex relationships and a multiplicity of gender identities. * Emily Dickinson, brilliant nineteenth-century poet who wrote about her desire for women. * Gladys Bentley, Harlem blues singer who challenged restrictive cross-dressing laws in the 1920s. * Bayard Rustin, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s close friend, civil rights organizer, and an openly gay man. * Sylvia Rivera, cofounder of STAR, the first transgender activist group in the US in 1970. * Kiyoshi Kuromiya, civil rights and antiwar activist who fought for people living with AIDS. * Jamie Nabozny, activist who took his LGBTQ school bullying case to the Supreme Court. * Aidan DeStefano, teen who brought a federal court case for trans-inclusive bathroom policies. * And many more! With over 60 illustrations and photos, a glossary, and a corresponding curriculum, A Queer History of the United States for Young People will be vital for teachers who want to introduce a new perspective to America's story.
A Guided Journey Through Astrology
Paperback ISBN: 1499809670
Begin your journey through the stars with this interactive and essential guide to astrology from Aliza Kelly. Welcome, cosmic warrior! Astrology is the ultimate personality quiz. For centuries, it has helped people uncover secret strengths, hidden talents, and core truths. Now, star astrologer Aliza Kelly is putting the cosmic practice in your hands in a beautiful and personal guide. Follow the instructions to find your sign, gain wisdom from the planets, and understand your place in the zodiac. As you learn about yourself, you'll deepen your connections to your friends, family, and even crushes. Plus, you'll learn what to do when everything goes haywire--aka Mercury's retrograde. Use the reflection activities to bring your practice to life. They'll guide you to your true self and encourage you to fill the pages with your discoveries. After all, the most important step in becoming an astrologer is observing how the cosmos affects you. This guide covers: -The History of Western Astrology -The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac -Sun Signs -Secret Signs -Personal and Outer Planets -Moon Phases -Eclipses -Retrogrades -and how to use astrology in daily life! Maps, a time line, an index, and gorgeous illustrations make this full-color guide the perfect introduction to astrology and a beautiful cosmic portrait of you!
Rad Girls Can
Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women
Hardcover ISBN: 0399581103
From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement? In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.
The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Hardcover ISBN: 1534404104
In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the WASPs lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.