cover image Girls’ Life Head-to Toe Guide to You

Girls’ Life Head-to Toe Guide to You

Edited by Sarah Wassner Flynn, Scholastic, $7.99 paper (128p) ISBN 978-0-545-20236-7

With contributions from writers and editors at Girls’ Life, this guide is filled with information and support for girls dealing with the changes that happen during puberty. Topics range from bras, periods, and mood swings to gaining confidence. The material is presented in a fun and engaging format, with quotations from girls, quizzes, tips, and facts about the body that aim to assure and normalize. Frank discussions of serious topics like eating disorders and depression offer solace and links for additional resources. The colorful design features a multicultural cast of cartoon girls who telegraph confidence, bringing a light and compassionate tone to anxiety-provoking issues. Also available: Girls’ Life Ultimate Guide to Surviving Middle School. Ages 9–14. (Apr.)