→ Hillary appeared on Oprah when an entire episode was devoted to the book
→ Selected by the New York Public Library for inclusion on its prestigious "Best Books for Teens" list
→ Required reading for Women's Studies classes
From her experience volunteering at a Los Angeles center for troubled girls, Hillary Carlip realized that teens had a lot to say… and deserved to be empowered through writing. While other authors describe what young women think, want, and dream, Girl Power – an expression some say was coined by Hillary – includes the actual words and works of a diverse cross section of young women – teen moms, cowgirls, surfers, sk8trs, jocks, pageant queens, and queer girls, to name a few. Hillary’s insights and explanations are the thoughtful threads that weave a powerful tapestry of the authentic, sometimes brutal, always compelling opinions, feelings, rants, raves, poems, notes, and letters of teenage girls, and encourages other young women to speak their truths, stand up, and speak out.