Respect: A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed

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This smart, savvy book helps teen girls get respect and hold on to is no matter what—at home, at school, with their friends, and in the world. Tips, activities, writing exercises, and quotes from teens keep readers involved. This “big sister” style inspires trust. Girls learn respect is connected to everything, every girl deserves respect, and respect is always within reach because it starts on the inside. This book is your guide to getting respect and keeping it.
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Overview


This smart, savvy book helps teen girls get respect and hold on to is no matter what—at home, at school, with their friends, and in the world. Tips, activities, writing exercises, and quotes from teens keep readers involved. This “big sister” style inspires trust. Girls learn respect is connected to everything, every girl deserves respect, and respect is always within reach because it starts on the inside. This book is your guide to getting respect and keeping it.
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Editorial Reviews

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“The splashy, magazine-style layout, with lots of illustrations and sidebar activities, make this an attractive read for girls.”—Youth Today

“Junior and senior high girls, as well as their older sisters and mothers, will find it challenging and clarifying.”—Voice of Youth Advocates

“Powerful and positive message.”—Children’s Literature

“Informative and interactive.”—Chicago Tribune

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Youth Today
"The splashy, magazine-style layout, with lots of illustrations and sidebar activities, make this an attractive read for girls."
Youthworker Journal
"Cleverly written and often powerful."
KLIATT
Free Spirit is known for quality books that inform and teach in really delightful ways. The format of this book is appealing; it is the size of a magazine like Teen Vogue, which will immediately give it visual appeal to readers. The main emphasis of the book, of course, is getting people to treat you with respect, which, naturally, must first come from within yourself. The reader learns how to determine how she wants to be treated and respected, and how to get people to react to her. One of the notable features of this book is that many stereotypes and myths get debunked. The issues of the day are covered: body image, family, friends, school, rumors. There is information about serious concerns such as date rape, sexual harassment, drugs and alcohol, and the authors offer practical ways to deal with them. This book gives the reader verbal weapons to manage these stressful years, and every library should own at least one copy. KLIATT Codes: JS*--Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Free Spirit, 228p. illus. bibliog. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Sherri Ginsberg
Children's Literature
It is tough being a teenage girl in today's world. They are faced with hard decisions and many girls do not know how to react. The authors of this book want to change that. Their purpose is to empower girls by teaching them self-respect. They tackle the issues that girls face—getting along with family, maintaining healthy relationships, and escaping abuse. Not only do they talk about the issues, they also teach the readers how to talk about them. Each chapter includes scripts and discussion starters to help girls speak up when they do not know what to say. Another great feature of this book is the extensive resource section that lists pages of websites that girls can go to for more information or to get help if they need it. Despite its powerful and positive message, it may not be the book for everyone. The authors do not say do not have sex, but treat it as a choice. This may upset some parents who have more traditional views on the subject. For the same reason, the book is more appropriate for high-school students than middle- school students, though some 12- and 13-year-olds may be ready for it. It is not a book to recommend to everyone, but many girls will find it helpful. Councilors and mentors will find this book particularly useful. 2005, Free Spirit, Ages 14 to 18.
—Heather Mason
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575421773
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 384,567
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Courtney Macavinta is an investigative journalist whose articles have been syndicated by the Associated Press and published by the Washington Post, Wired News, Red Herring, Business 2.0, and the Sacramento Bee online. Fighting for young women’s empowerment has always been Courtney’s passion. Until 2001, she was the editorial director of ChickClick, where she oversaw publishing and helped relaunch the network to cover topics such as body image, health, and getting into college. In 2002 Courtney received a Fund for Investigative Journalism grant to investigate women’s working conditions in Silicon Valley, and she has appeared on radio, TV, and in national print media as an expert on subjects from women’s media to politics. She has collaborated or volunteered with Girls For A Change, the YMCA, CanTeen, Our Schools, Our Media, the Ms. Foundation’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s teenwire.com. Courtney lives in San Jose, California.

Andrea Vander Pluym is the author of What Should I Do?, an advice book for preteen girls. Her articles and columns have appeared in Teen, Planet Girl, Shape, Variety, Los Angeles View, and other publications. In 1999, she joined ChickClick, where she launched new content including teen essays and fiction and oversaw daily production as managing editor. She volunteers as an assistant instructor for teen self-defense workshops, and has volunteered with Bay Area Teen Voices, Girls in the Hall, and GirlVentures. Andrea lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    Respect: A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed

    This is a book that every mom should have and every girl should have. Everyday girls come home from school facing tough issues in their relationships with others and this book is an amazing guide and resource for helping to figure it all out! It rocks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    Respect: A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed

    I checked out this book and decided it would be perfect for my 16-year-old niece. The authors come across as really friendly and open, and they talk in a way that today's teens and preteens will understand--like big sisters. They tackle pretty much all of the major issues that girls face today and they do it without being the least bit preachy. Rather than just telling girls what's good, bad, right, or wrong, the authors continually reinforce that girls need to make their own decisions based on respect--for themselves and for others. The real value of the book is that the authors give the girls tons of information on which to base those decisions. I think kids really respond well to that approach--empowering rather than admonishing. I definitely recommend this one.

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