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Girl in the Know: Your Inside-and-Out Guide to Growing Up

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
With a relaxed, conversational approach, Girl in the Know is a straight-talking little manual packed with everything a girl should know about the many changes she can expect in puberty and how to make her way through it all as smoothly as possible.

But there's way more than just the body basics --- the book is divided into three main sections (Your Body, Your Mind and Taki
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Kids Can Press
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Jun 03, 2012 A_Cathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: info-bios
Girl in the know is a chapter book about a girl growing up and the issues she may face. It covers your body (the ins and outs), your mind (the brains behind the beauty), taking care (maintenance), and more questions. Some of the images are graphic and to the point. It discusses reproductive organs, breast development, hair there and everywhere, menstruation, and other topics. I would suggest this book for fifth grade and above, even though some fourth graders might be ready for it.
Emily Stueven
Feb 13, 2013 Emily Stueven rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I love that this book, when discussing crushes and how to deal with them, includes homosexuality as a viable orientation. I love that it tells girls their health is not tied to their weight but to their habits. I love that it includes illustrations of black girls and white girls and Latinas and Asian girls, fat girls and skinny girls, girls with glasses and piercings and punk-rock hairdos. I love that in its first pages there is an anatomically correct illustration of lady bits, with all parts l ...more
Marjorie Ingall
Jul 29, 2011 Marjorie Ingall rated it liked it
The text is a little dry, with dorky magazine-y subheads (e.g. "Crush Rush" for a section on crushes), but the illustrations -- hip drawings of girls of all ethnicities, shapes, sizes and hair/fashion predilections -- are awesome. They make the book feel hipper than it is. I think it's a good resource, maybe a better choice than It's So Amazing (it's also a lot smaller and more compact --discreet!--than that book) for girls who want something less cartoon-y and more chic. Personally I prefer It' ...more
Jun 10, 2016 Leigh rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya-non-fic
This book was published in 2010, which although not that long ago still handles teen development, gender, and sexuality in an outdated way. It is hetero- and cis- normative. Anything other than a heterosexual relationship is briefly touched on in one paragraph about crushes that states that if you are a girl and you have a crush on another girl, it might mean you are gay but it might mean you are just going through a phase and are really straight. The section on anatomy also does not recognize a ...more
Feb 18, 2013 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
The best current book on puberty I've ever read. FANTASTIC.
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