Written by Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo (Creek), this book beautifully illustrated by Mercedes McDonald shares swirling images laden with both myth and personal meaning illustrate this unique, poetic tale of the joys and lessons of a girl’s journey through birth, youth, and finally adulthood.
With its rich, symbolic artwork and captivating language, For a Girl Becoming is the perfect gift to recognize a birth, graduation, or any other significant moment in a young woman’s life. Not only for children, this lively and touching story speaks to that part in each of us who still stands at the door of becoming.
Hardcover: 36 pages
Grade level: 7-10