Girls of the World
250 Portraits of Awesome
by Mihaela Noroc
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Pub Date 07 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 07 Nov 2023
Travel from Kabul to Texas with author and photographer Mihaela Noroc and experience astonishing diversity and a shared humanity in Girls of the World: 250 Portraits of Awesome.
The inspiring stories of these young women are the stories of our planet. Their gaze into the camera reveals their strength and tenacity, their joy and fun-seeking spirits, even in the face of hardships and extraordinary challenges.
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This is an extraordinary book that deserves nothing less than five stars. The collection of powerful photographs and inspiring stories showcases the true essence of young girls from diverse backgrounds and cultures. What amazed me the most was the unexpected mention of my country Lebanon not just once, but twice! As a small and less-known country, it's heartwarming to see it represented alongside other more prominent nations. Mihaela Noroc's work beautifully captures the strength, tenacity, and joy of these girls, reminding us of our shared humanity. This book is a celebration of the unique spirit that makes each girl awesome in her own special way. Highly recommended!
This is a beautiful collection of photos of girls around the world. My children and I loved learning and reading this stunning book. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
Girls of the World is a beautiful collection of photos of girls around the world. It showcases girls from different countries, different ages, different walks of life, and focuses on different themes, such as be free and be happy. I love how it includes so many different cultures, attitudes, and hobbies, from the hopeful Olympic athletes to little girls in remote villages riding and living with their animals, and everything in between. Absolute GEM that every girl should see!
Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this eARC in exchange for my honest review on the book!
I am so impressed with this book! The author travelled worldwide with her young daughter taking pictures of girls at work and play all around the globe. The pictures are stunning in their beauty, and the commentary emphasizes what girls can do/are doing.
This is a powerful and empowering book that deserves to be in every library, recreation center, elementary, middle, and high school. Let our young girls see what they can achieve and accomplish; let them see how beautiful they are!
My sincere thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing for allowing me to access an advance copy of this delightful book via NetGalley. The book is scheduled for release on 11/7/23. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are freely given.
This visually interesting representation of girls around the world in 250 photos is an emotional journey. Mihaela takes the reader through hardship and privilege, discrimination, and limitations all with photos and a short blurb alongside to give context. In most, the girls are smiling and it isn’t until one reads the story that the full impact is made.
Broken into themes such as “be free” and “be happy”, Mihaela offers her perspective on the challenges and progress made for and by girls. We have travelled far, this is the best time to be a girl in the world, and yet the inequality still runs deep. I appreciated the diversity in the book, both culturally and in terms of how the girls chose to portray themselves. There are princesses and tomboys, high-performing athletes, and playground kids, it’s wonderfully inclusive.
Whilst highlighting how far we still need to go, the book has an uplifting spirit about it and a positivity I enjoyed! It’s a five out of five on the enJOYment scale.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Andrews McMeel Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Very informative book about women of all backgrounds. It teaches children about different cultures and who/ what they stand for.
Amazing collection of inspiring images of young girls around the world! I loved the variety of each girl's interests and what makes her unique.
Mihaela Noroc has created a vibrant, colorful photo book that highlights young girls from all over the world. Each of their beautiful smiles is displayed as they demonstrate partaking in an activity they enjoy. The captions give readers a bit of info about each girl and sometimes her culture. This book would be a great addition to any classroom library. I can imagine my former students reading and discussing these photos while learning about people from other parts of the world if this had been in ours.
This was such a colorful, insightful collection of pictures showing the varied and exciting lives of girls all over the world.
It didn't go dark and show the oppression young women deal with, and I would definitely love to see a photo book chronicling women's struggles over the world, but this was very upbeat, heartwarming, and uplifting.
There is so many similarities and differences that we don't often see or think about and this book showed how delightful little girls are, and how vastly different their interests are.
I received a copy via NetGalley and all opinions are my own.
Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of Girls of the World by Mihaela Noroc.
This is a lovely book that showcases the powerful and expansive lives that girls all over the world live. Great photography.
This book is beautifully put together. It is full of powerful imagery of girls from across the world along with brief descriptions of each girl. This was fun to look through and upon release I will absolutely purchase to share with my daughters.
A beautiful book amazing photography and short paragraphs about the girls country interests traditions.This is gorgeous inspiring book perfect for school libraries as gift to young women and in your own collection.#netgalley #girlsoftheworld
Girls of the World: 250 Portraits of Awesome by Mihaela Noroc is currently scheduled for release on November 7 2023. This collection of powerful photographs and moving stories showcases young women of all backgrounds, from a myriad of cultures, showing us that all girls are awesome in their own special way. Travel from Kabul to Texas with author and photographer Mihaela Noroc and experience astonishing diversity and a shared humanity in Girls of the World: 250 Portraits of Awesome. The inspiring stories of these young women are the stories of our planet. Their gaze into the camera reveals their strength and tenacity, their joy and fun-seeking spirits, even in the face of hardships and extraordinary challenges.
Girls of the World: 250 Portraits of Awesome is a wonderful book for children and adults to look through and explore. I loved the diversity of girls included, and thought that everyone could see someone they could identify with or aspire to be more like. Some of the girls had more information shared about their experiences, culture, and plans than others. However, I think the information shared was well balanced between different parts of the world, different cultures and experiences, and different plans for the future. Some of the young people included were continuing and celebrating the culture and traditions of their families, others were breaking new ground, and some shared nothing more than enjoying being a kid. I loved that every path was celebrated and that the emphasis was on strength, happiness, and hope for the future. I learned some things about different countries and cultures, and I think some readers will see the names of countries or people that they have never heard of before. I hope that it can inspire future exploration into those areas, and the understanding that all of us are at the heart the same, while we have so many differences to celebrate and explore to better understand each other.
This book is absolutely gorgeous. The author/photographer takes the reader on a journey through 55 countries where they will meet girls who are beautiful inside and out.
Ms. Noroc found her calling in these pages. She shares that it took her time to find her way as a person. With this book, she shows what a rich life she has developed.
Open this book anywhere and meet a girl. Readers will be so glad that they did! The photos are superb and the text gives a reader the opportunity to know a bit about the young woman.
I most highly recommend this title.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.
Girls of the World: 250 Portraits of Awesome is such a beautiful and inspiring photography collection by Mihaela Noroc – I had a smile on my face the entire time!
This book is a collection of 250 photographs of young women from over 55 countries, each accompanied by an inspiring anecdote that showcases their diverse backgrounds and cultures. It was created in hopes to inspire her daughter and other girls to be their true authentic selves.
I absolutely loved flipping through the colourful pages, seeing the author’s vibrant photographs and reading about all the amazing things these young women are passionate about and are capable of doing. It was inspiring reading about how some of them have stayed resilient and became trailblazers in uplifting young women in their communities. It was also very exciting to get a glimpse and learn about a variety of cultures from around the world. (A big shout out to the young women featured from Canada!)
This collection was such an inspiring read and I would recommend this to young women, parents, and educators. It was such an uplifting and empowering read that demonstrates that young women are absolutely capable of anything and everything!
Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me an e-book to review. This review was initially published on NetGalley and Goodreads and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
A fantastic book to share with young children. Starts some lovely discussions, beautiful images and inspiring stories.
Its an amazing collection of Photographs representing girls all across the world and various cultures. It clearly reflects the hardwork and the belief to connect and share stories of these girls.
I liked knowing more about various cultures, tribes, sports and above all the resilience behind smile of these young girls. It inspires and warms your heart , hoping for a beautiful world where their dreams come true.
This would have definitely been a much better experience through a physical copy than an ebook.
Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing for this wonderful opportunity to share an honest feedback.
Beautiful book for middle age, YA. Introduction to girls in the world who share more than they differ. Writing is novice but the photos need little explanation. Do not purchase as a ebook.
The photography in this book is gorgeous! I could see this being used alongside an around-the-world homeschool curriculum that focuses on different countries around the world. I appreciate the diversity in hobbies presented--in both pictures and short descriptions--that allows a reader to see the similarities and differences between each girl and region.