By Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym
To be respected, girls need to know how they want to be treated, treat themselves that way, and let others know (respectfully, of course) to do the same. This smart, savvy book helps teen girls get respect and hold on to it no matter what.
It covers topics they deal with daily, like body image, family, friends, the media, school, relationships, and rumors. It confronts tough issues such as sexual harassment, date rape, sex, drugs, and alcohol. And it debunks the myths and stereotypes that hold girls back.
Sidebars, scenarios, quotes from teens, tips, definitions, activities, and writing exercises get girls’ attention and keep them involved. The understanding, supportive “big sister” style inspires trust. Girls learn that respect is connected to everything, that every girl deserves respect, and that respect is always within reach because it starts on the inside. 240 pages. 7 x 12. Ages 13 and up. September 2005.
“The best book of its kind that I’ve read – by FAR.”
–Carolyn See, Washington Post