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“Girlhood”

In Keywords for Children’s Literature, Jacqueline Reid-Welsh’s defines girlhood as “the state of being a girl; the time of life during which one is a girl. Also: girls collectively” (Reid-Welsh 92). Which then specifically can be …

How to be Popular

The definition of the word “popular” is constantly changing.  This statement is proven through the Keywords “Popular” essay and within different forms of culture today.  Julie A.S. Cassidy writes in her essay that “Popular” in …

GIRLHOOD: THEN VS NOW

In the Keywords essay, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh chronologically explores the origin of the word “girlhood” and the distinctive connotations associated with the word. The three main meanings that she presents are “the state of being a …

Girlhood

The Keywords for Children’s Literature writings on “Girlhood” by Jacqueline Reid-Walsh’s gives an in depth look at the different meanings to the word “girlhood”. On one hand, girlhood can refer to the cultural aspects of …

“Dream Crazier”

The word “girlhood”, as discussed in Jacqueline Reid-Walsh’s Keywords essay, can be thought of as both a developmental stage and a cultural construction. In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie, the cultural construction …