"By drawing attention to media coverage of teen girls and young women, this book makes a unique contribution to existing studies of the construction of girlhood and also to journalism history.—Lynn Schofield Clark, author of The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age
""In this thorough, clear, and very well written book, Thiel-Stern makes an absolutely convincing argument that the mainstream news media has a part in creating and perpetuating moral panics about girls.""—Sarah Banet-Weiser, author of Authentic™: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture
""Despite being published by the University of Massachusetts Press, 'From the Dance Hall to Facebook' is far from ivory-tower stuff. . . . A provocative new book.""—Star Tribune
""From the Dance Hall to Facebook is successful in revealing the voices of young women, contextualizing them in the sociocultural sentiment at the time, and demonstrating how media reinforce the sense of crisis and panic while restricting the cultural and political agency of teenage girls. Recommended.""—Choice
""Shayla Thiel-Stern analyzes media coverage of teenage girls over more than a century in the United States to build a convincing case for the way in which journalists mitigate the power of young women as a public, social force. Written in a lively and accessible style.""—Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly"