Strong Is the New Pretty

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Strong Is the New Pretty is a guided journal for girls. It is full of images of young girls being athletic, being active, being strong, and being proud. In its pages girls talk about their hobbies and what they aspire to be in their lives. The journal invites girls ages 8 to 12 to discover and celebrate their independent, wild, silly, powerful selves.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center, is responsible for the collection, care, and preservation of more than three million objects. Girlhood: It's Complicated made with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum.


  • 176 pages
  • 8.3" x 5.8"
  • Illustrated