An easy-to-read magazine-style guide for girls age 10 to 14 on "staying healthy, safe and in-charge." Mavis Jukes covers everything from how to buy a bra to birth control, from sexually transmitted diseases to coping with the unexpected onset of a period away from home. Issues such as setting healthy boundaries, trusting feelings, and being able to go to adults for help are discussed in a tone that is frank, entertaining, and gently authoritative without sounding condescending. Though most girls this age will know more about these subjects than parents ever dreamed, the subjects are dealt with accurately in way that helps build self-confidence and character in girls at an extremely vulnerable time in their lives.
The highly acclaimed girls'' guide to adolescence by a Newbery Honor-winning
author is now available in a rack-sized paperback edition. Reviewers were
unanimous in their praise for this useful and important book.
"It''s difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn''t benefit from this
candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide...this volume will spark
communication between parents and daughters."--Publishers Weekly,
"The text is sometimes humorous, but always conveys caring, respect and
concer...A fine and thoughtful effort."--School Library Journal, starred
"What''s good and unusual here is Jukes'' been there, done that
matter-of-factness about aspects of female existence rarely discussed in
literature...Tilley''s scribbly, lighthearted vignettes accentuate the light
tone of the text."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books
"Will leave girls informed and in charge."--The Horn Book
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