Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages

Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages

by Melissa de la Cruz

Because I Was a Girl is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges, and opportunities they've faced…because of their gender. Edited by #1 New York Times-bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, the book is the perfect gift for girls of all ages.

The collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl; Hollywood heavy-hitters like Stacey Snider and Quvenzhane Wallis; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.

Because I Was a Girl features powerful stories from:

Elizabeth Acevedo
Katrina Adams
Victoria Aveyard
Brenda Bowen
Libba Bray
Katie Button
Emily Calandrelli
Christina Craemer
Willabell Davis
Melissa de la Cruz
Abby Falik
Joan Hanawi
Jane Hawley
Tina Hay
Jody Houser
Zareen Jaffery
Anjanette Johnston
Mattie Johnston
Jill Lorie
Zoey Luna
Trish McEvoy
Gloria Molina
Sydney Phillips
Anna Ponder
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
Stacey Snider
Rebecca Soffer
Cheri Steinkellner
Margaret Stohl
Noor Tagouri
Tillie Walden
Quvenzhane Wallis
Francesca Zambello
Lenore Zion

And more to come.

Available wherever books are sold!

About the Author

About Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times–, #1 Publishers Weekly–, and #1 Indie Bound–bestselling author of many critically acclaimed award-winning novels for readers of all ages, including the Descendants novels, the Blue Bloods series, and the Witches of East End novels. Learn more at