"Chosen for the 2005 Amelia Bloomer Recommended List of the American Library Association." --
"The stories are touching, personal, gritty, real, and political.... It gave me a sense of a legacy, that we have grandmas who've been building these bridges for us. It's a powerful thing to be written into being, to illuminate the hidden stories with joy." -- Clamor
"An exploration of women as musicians, their relationship to the music industry, and the way women construct their identities as girls who rock." -- Corvallis (OR) Gazette-Times
"Combines feminist analysis, history, and developmental theory to describe women's journey on the rock 'n' roll road." -- Eugene (OR) Register-Guard
"Treats female rockers with the depth and seriousness that they deserve and have all to often been denied." -- Iola (WI) Goldmine
"Manages to avoid the conflation of popular music to pop stars and instead to incorporate lesser-known musicians into the history of rock." -- Journal of Material Culture
"Sets out to find out how women develop identities as rock 'n' roll musicians. It's not a book about women and rock; rather, Girls Rock! Discusses women's relationship to rock." -- Portland Oregonian
"Carson, Lewis, and Shaw have written a book that fills a significant gap in the current discourse on women in popular music. They examine the connection between selfhood and music-making in a way that both validates and honors the unique experience of women in rock-and-roll. These girls rock!" -- Teresa Reed, author of The Holy Profane: Religion in Black Popular Music
About the Author
Mina Carson, associate professor of history at Oregon State University, is the author of Settlement Folk: Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885-1930.
Tisa Lewis, professor of human development and Christian education at Montreat College, is the author of Faith Influences: Gospel Responsibilities in a Changing World.
Susan M. Shaw, director of the Women Studies Program at Oregon State University, is the coauthor of Womens Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings.