The book “Gaza Girls: Growing up in the Gaza Strip” is about young girls in Gaza, whose existence is defined by its boundaries — literal and metaphorical, defined by both regional and cultural politics. Gaza is often seen through a dimensional lens of violence and conflict. Quieter moments are often overlooked, though they offer a powerful look into world unseen by many. Like many peers around the world, these girls are figuring out who they are in a world built by grown-ups. Navigating girlhood is universal, even if the circumstances are not. This book amplifies the everyday moments of joy and hope.