“The book is tightly written and broadly illuminating.”
“Stone has woven together the women’s stories with her own to craft a captivating and inspiring narrative.”
“The stories it tells so deftly should continue to inspire us today. “
“. . . riveting and inspiring. . . this is an important book.”
“Kathleen Courtenay Stone has crafted an important and engaging book that should be required reading for every young woman.”
They Called Us Girls is a collective biography of seven women who aspired to professional jobs in the mid-twentieth century. It was an era when women were expected to find fulfillment at home, in the mold of television’s June Cleaver. But these women broke the mold, defying expectations to succeed in jobs reserved almost exclusively for men – as doctor, lawyer, artist, physicist, executive director and intelligence officer.