Foreword by Lauren Graham
Bestselling author & actress (Gilmore Girls)

In This Moment, 180 teens share stories, poems, memoirs, scripts and songs about their hopes and fears, loves and losses, amigas and pan dulce, as they navigate a challenging present and uncertain future with determination and grace. Their words inspire reflection and ignite action. 

The book includes a Creativity Starter Kit with 15 fresh writing activities to inspire young writers.

This Moment is WriteGirl’s 15th anthology, joining a collection of critically acclaimed anthologies which have collectively earned 91 book awards.

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“WriteGirl doesn’t just tell its girls their dreams are worth having … it shows them what it looks like when they come true."

– Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood)

This Moment
features work written by teens through two years of WriteGirl workshops on genres including poetry, songwriting, fiction, journalism, memoir and screenwriting.



"These voices are an anthem of authenticity, of deep feeling, of wanting more and reaching for it. This is what the emerging feminine power sounds like."

– Danielle LaPorte, creator of The Desire Map

“I am in awe of these young women's courage, lyricism, wisdom and grace on the page. They are bright lights on the literary horizon.”

– Attica Locke, Edgar Award-winning author of Bluebird, Bluebird and writer/producer for When They See Us and Little Fires Everywhere


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WriteGirl is a project of nonprofit Community Partners.