Becoming Astrid

The teen years of Astrid Lindgren and the emotional heartache that comes with choices and consequences.

Astrid's, future author of Pippi Longstocking, life in Sweden is restricted by her stern parents and steeped in rules. She dances when she shouldn't and is reprimanded for her made-up tales she tells her siblings based on Sodom and Gomorrah. This teen is bursting at the seams. Her writing is then noticed by a newspaper editor and she begins an internship. Her life, from that moment, grows beyond the one encapsulted in her family's home and she struggles to make the right choices, ethically and according to society standards. Rich with heart and growing pains, Lindgren's is a tale of persistence, bravery, love and soda pop.