Illustrated by Susan Hellard.
Published in 2006. 128 pages.
Why I read this book: This anthology was a 2007-2008 Beehive Award Nominee in Children's Poetry.
From Hollyer's introduction:
If you asked 100 young women what being a girl is all about, you'd probably get 100 different answers. ... The girls in these poems are all that - and so are you. Whatever interests you most in your life, there's a poem in this book that will speak directly to you.
Among the poets included in the book: Ogden Nash, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Jack Prelutsky, Alice Walker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Judith Viorst.
Two of my favorite poems: "What Are Little Girls ..." by Adrian Henri and "Poem for Two Voices" by Carol Diggory Shields.
(By the way, this was book six of my dream to read a book-a-day to the end of the year. I'm officially eight books behind.)