Great Books for Girls: More Than 600 Books to Inspire Today's Girls and Tomorrow's Women (Paperback)
Completely revised and updated with nearly 300 new titles, this volume remains a valuable tool for anyone who wants to help shape the literary life of a young girl.
About the Author
Kathleen Odean has been a children's librarian for fifteen years, first in
California and now at Moses Brown School, a Friends school in Providence,
Rhode Island. She grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and graduated
from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Odean then lived in
Berkeley, California for eight years, where she earned a Master's of
Library and Information Science as well as an M.A. in Folklore at
University of California.
Her peers across the country recognize Odean as an expert in children's
literature. She was recently elected to the Caldecott Award Committee by
her fellow children's librarians and was also a member of the 1991 Newbery
Award Committee. From 1991 through 1993, she served on the Notable
Children's Book Committee of the American Library Association, a national
committee of nine which evaluates all of the year's children's books.
Odean has also been a reviewer of children's books for School Library
Journal since 1985.
The author of the groundbreaking work Great Books for Girls: More Than 600
Books to Inspire Today's Girls and Tomorrow's Women (Ballantine Books,
1997) and High Steppers, Fallen Angels, and Lollipops: Wall Street Slang
(Henry Holt Owl Paperbacks, 1989) on the folklore and slang of the stock
market, Odean has also done some free-lance writing.
Odean has been talking about the importance of books in children's lives
on NBC-TV's Today and with newspapers, local television and radio shows
across the country.
She lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with her husband, Ross Cheit, a
professor at Brown University.
Praise for Great Books for Girls: More Than 600 Books to Inspire Today's Girls and Tomorrow's Women…
“I recommend it for all those who want girls to grow up strong, free bold and kind.”
Author of Reviving Ophelia
“With superb literary taste and an eye for books depicting strong-minded girls and women, [Odean] recommends more than 600 outstanding titles.”
–U.S. News & World Report