For a Girl Becoming (Hardcover)

By Joy Harjo, Mercedes McDonald (Illustrator)
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Description


Transformative moments in the cycle of life are a time for acknowledgment, a chance to guide a child’s path in a positive and loving direction.

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. Within these colorful pages, family and community come together in celebration of her arrival, offering praise, love, and advice to help carry her forward through the many milestones to come, and reminding her always of how deeply she is cherished. It is a reminder, too, of our abiding connections to the natural world, and the cyclical nature of life as a whole.

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.

About the Author


Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She is the author of books of poetry and a memoir, Crazy Brave. Her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the William Carlos Williams Award. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

With a style characterized by vivid color and large pastel figures, Mercedes McDonald has done work for a variety of commercial clients as well as the childrenas book Hello Night/Hola Noche by Amy Costales.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780816527977
ISBN-10: 0816527970
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2009
Pages: 48
Language: English