How to (Un)cage a Girl
In order to uncage the girl within, you have to love her, heal her, and set her free.
There are moments every girl knows: The pain of wanting to fi t in. The joy of being consumed by love. The shame of not feeling at home in your body. The strength in learning you're beautiful. Francesca Lia Block follows the journey from girlhood to womanhood in this soaring three-part poetry collection. Exploring those unspoken feelings and words—the thorny, sparkling moments that chain us to ourselves—Block gives a startlingly personal voice to girls and women everywhere.
About the Author
Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat, Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, the collection of stories Blood Roses, the poetry collection How to (Un)Cage a Girl, the novel The Waters & the Wild, the illustrated novella House of Dolls, and the gothic vampire romance Pretty Dead. Her work is published around the world.
Praise for How to (Un)cage a Girl…
“There is something for everyone in this short, beautifully written collection…poetry lovers or not, readers will find a wonderful read.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“A stirring exploration of female suffering and empowerment.”
“Teenage girls…will devour this insightful and powerful collection.”
-School Library Journal
“Fans…will be awed by Block’s consistently fertile imagination and her honesty in illuminating the dark moments of girls’ and women’s lives.”