Real Girl Real World: A Guide to Finding Your True Self

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Teen girls receive mixed messages about who they should be—and what they should look like—from all facets of society. It’s no wonder they have difficulty finding out who they really are. This snappy, straight-talking guide—a veritable Our Bodies, Ourselves for teens—helps girls make up their own minds about what kind of people they want to be. Exploring a wide range of topics central to young women’s lives—including beauty and the media; body image, ethnicity and self-esteem; eating disorders and healthy ...
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Overview


Teen girls receive mixed messages about who they should be—and what they should look like—from all facets of society. It’s no wonder they have difficulty finding out who they really are. This snappy, straight-talking guide—a veritable Our Bodies, Ourselves for teens—helps girls make up their own minds about what kind of people they want to be. Exploring a wide range of topics central to young women’s lives—including beauty and the media; body image, ethnicity and self-esteem; eating disorders and healthy nutrition; sexual anatomy, safe sex and much more—the authors dispel myths, put issues in perspective, and give girls the power to choose for themselves.
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Originally published in 1998, this new edition includes current resources and up-to-date facts and information on a range of issues important to teenage girls. Topics covered include beauty, body image, eating disorders, sexuality, and feminism. From descriptions of pelvic exams to discussions about the effects of unrealistic standards of beauty on self-esteem, the authors seek to inform, not to preach. The underlying message stresses the importance of being true to yourself. The inclusion of quotes from young women who are the same ages as the intended audience keeps the pace fast and the presentation of information interesting. The formal but direct manner of the authors contrasts with the colloquial but equally straightforward language of the teenage girls. Text boxes and sidebars highlight resources, advice, and reality checks. While topics like masturbation, sex, and contraceptives might make parents uncomfortable, this book deals openly with many of the concerns, challenges, and choices facing adolescent girls. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Seal, 258p. illus. bibliogs. notes. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Debra Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580051330
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,070,058
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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