Black Dog & Leventhal Girls Who Build
Black Dog & Leventhal Girls Who Build

Girls Who Build

By Katie Hughes

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Publication Date: October 13, 2020

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Ages 8 to 14, Grades 3 to 9

Celebrate the can-do attitude of fierce girls who know how to wield a hammer, fire up a saw, and build everything from a bookshelf to a playhouse. Featuring project photographs, this guide will inspire you to pick up your power tools and make something great.

Carpenter Katie Hughes frequently found that she was the only woman on construction worksites. To change that, she began teaching classes to girls ages 8-14, showing them how to drill, saw, and weld. Her classes quickly became sold out summer camps and she founded her own non-profit, Girls Build.

Girls Who Build features candid and arresting photographs of forty-five girls showing off their power tools and can-do attitudes. Accompanying each girl is a profile interview where she speaks to her inspirations and favorite builds, plus tips for others starting out. Also included are building skills, techniques, and safety tips to teach girls -- and older beginners -- how to handle hammers, drills, and saws plus thirteen do-it-herself building projects (from the featured girls themselves) such as picture frames, nightstands, playhouses, and more.

About the Author

Katie Hughes is the founder of Girls Build, an organization created in 2016 and based in Portland, Oregon, that offers girls ages 8 to 14 the chance to learn mechanical and electrical skills as well as wood and metalworking.

Format: Paperback

Length: 272 pages

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

Publication Date: October 13, 2020

ISBN: 9780762467204

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