Monday, November 2, 2009

Joy Harjo's For A Girl Becoming

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Women & Children First
5233 N Clark Street

Co-sponsored by Literature for All of Us

We are honored to welcome internationally beloved Mvskoke/Creek poet, writer, and musician Joy Harjo (The Woman Who Fell from the Sky) with her captivating and inspirational release, For a Girl Becoming. Recognizing that coming-of-age can be one of the most confusing stages in a person’s life, Harjo composed For a Girl Becoming as a gift for her first grandchild as she moved from childhood to womanhood. Not just for children, this ritual poem-song speaks to that part of each of us who still stands at the door of becoming. Beautifully illustrated by Mercedes McDonald, For a Girl Becoming is the perfect gift to recognize the transformative milestones in a girl’s or woman’s life.