Books by Joan Jacobs Brumberg

Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fascinating, well-researched story whose telling glimmers rather than glistens."
The sad, instructive saga of a boy hanged in 1892 for a double homicide he committed at age 15. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A brief but moving picture of how adolescent girls may have jumped from the frying pan of Victorian constraint into the fire of an era in which anything goes, as long as you don't have thunder thighs. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troubling overview of how today's adolescents have come to view their bodies as the projection of their worth, and how sexual permissiveness can be not only confusing but dangerous. ``More than any other group in the population, girls and their bodies have borne the brunt of twentieth-century social change,'' says the author. Read full book review >