“A groundbreaking volume of social science research that provides us with the missing presence of adolescent Latina girls in research on the family, institutional barriers, and support. A must read in Latina/o Studies!”
-Mary Romero,author of Maid in the USA
“Denner and Guzman offer a compilation that provides a wealth of practical examples for academics, researchers, and community members, breaking down dysfunctional stereotypes and opening doors to new visions.”
-Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy
“Denner and Guzman bring together research that counters with data revealing that young Latinas are successfully negotiating challenges they encounter.”
-Hispanic Link Weekly Report
“Denner and Guzman create a text that is meant to challenge the social sciences and to create new avenues of study that are essentially, girls’ studies—focused on Latina girls.”
- Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources
About the Author
Jill Denner does research on gender, health, and educational equity in collaboration with community-based organizations and schools. She is a Senior Research Associate at Education, Training, Research (ETR) Associates, a non-profit agency focused on health education and promotion.
Bianca L. Guzmán is a community psychologist and co-founder and Director of Research and Evaluation at “PHFE-CHOICES,” a non-profit organization serving Latina women in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles California. She also teaches at California State University, Los Angeles. Her primary research interest is in the health and well-being of Latina girls residing in the U.S.