A teenage girl travels the path to her future in this powerful coming-of-age poetry collection.
These poems explore the comfort of books, awe at the night sky, playground tricks and friendships, and first love conundrums. There are worries, anxieties, and questioning thoughts—but there's also courage, humor and hope, as one girl strikes out for the future, determined to dance to her own tune, find freedom, and be herself.
Always truthful, deeply perceptive, and understanding, this new collection from Rachel Rooney explores what it means to be a girl in the 21st Century. With distinctive black and white illustrations by a new illustrator.
About the Author
Rachel Rooney is the author of A Kid In Our Class, shortlisted for the CLiPPA Children's Poetry Prize in 2019. Rachel is also author of The Language of Cat, winner of the CLiPPA in 2011, and My Life as a Goldfish (2014). She worked as a teacher of special needs children while bringing up her three sons, and continues to take a close interest in the welfare of children with mental health problems. She lives in Brighton, England.
Milo Hartnoll studied illustration at the University of Brighton and is a painter and illustrator. Hey, Girl! is his first book. He is the son of Rachel Rooney and lives in Brighton, East Sussex.
“I absolutely love this new children’s poetry book.” —David Walliams on A Kid in My Class