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About the Author: Emily Pohl-Weary

Emily Pohl-Weary is an award-winning author, editor, and arts educator. Her latest young adult novel, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, has been called “a welcome twist on the paranormal genre” (Quill & Quire), “fast and superbly told” (Boing Boing), and “a compelling, well-written story about growing up, artistic integrity and feminism” (National Post).

Her previous books include a Hugo Award-winning biography, a female superhero anthology, and a series of girl pirate comics. Emily's writing workshops focus on finding a unique voice and developing tools for processing difficult experiences.

She has a new collection of poetry, Ghost Sick, launching this fall and is the 2014 Toronto Public Library eWriter in Residence for Young Voices.

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Paperback, Published in Apr 2004 by Sumach Press

ISBN10: 1894549333 | ISBN13: 9781894549332

Page count: 358

Bombshell spies, slayers, witches and assassins: kick-ass female stars have taken over blockbuster movies like Charlie's Angels and Kill Bill as well as prime time TV hits such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. These characters kill as quickly as they brak down in tears, and beat guys up as easily as they toss them into bed. With very few exceptions, they're young, white, beautiful, straight and skinny. How are young women to respond to these images of women who fight (or bite) back? As the product of corporate media, are these icons of "female power" merely cons?This one-of-a-kind anthology of new fiction, essays and comics recognizes the seductiveness as well as the limitations of such contemporary pop culture heroines. Contributors - including Nalo Hopkinson, Larissa Lai, Shary Boyle, Nikki Stafford, Mariko Tamaki, Sonja Ahlers and Sherwin Tjia - critique constructs of female power and invent alternative role models.

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