From Glamour magazine:
“...1994 is a big year for books about girls and self-esteem.
Two of the best titles include Why It’s Great to be a Girl.”
From The San Diego Union-Tribune (Mary Curran-Downey):
“...If you’re a mom who’d like her own daughter to feel pride in who she is and what she can accomplish, do both of you a favor and buy Why It’s Great to be a Girl and read it together. The title sounds like one
of those ‘50s booklets on ‘becoming a woman’ but it is actually a great little tome about accomplishments of women, some famous and some not so famous. This is no exercise in male bashing but a great shorthand look at the way women have changed history. It also quotes one of my favorite childhood philosophers, Mister Rogers, so you know it’s good.”
From The San Diego Union-Tribune (Karla Peterson):
“She found heroines in footnotes. She found gifts in genetics. She encountered liberation in literature, surprises in sport and vindication on the road. She gathered up studies and stockpiled data, and when she was done, Jacqueline Shannon had an epiphany. After spending her life as a daughter, sister, wife, and mother, Shannon discovered the joys of being a girl....The little book behind the big revelation is Why It’s Great to be a Girl, Shannon’s collection of tidbits and factoids to ward off the sexism virus that spreads doubts about the female body, the female brain, and the female gender.”