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

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

by Courtney Macavinta, Andrea Vander Pluym
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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“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:
06/15/2005
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
298,951
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

Peggy Klaus
"Respect should be on every girl's nightstand-right next to her diary."
author, Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It
Voice of Youth Advocates
"Junior and senior high girls, as well as their older sisters and mothers, will find it challenging and clarifying"
Chicago Tribune
"Informative and interactive"
Youth Today
"The splashy, magazine-style layout, with lots of illustrations and sidebar activities, make this an attractive read for girls"
Childrens Literature
"Powerful and positive message"
Rosalind Wiseman
"Great book! A thorough guide that both parents and girls will love."
author, Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence
Peggy Orenstein
"Respect inspires girls to replace self-doubt with far more powerful beliefs: self-respect, sisterhood, and social change. Macavinta and Vander Pluym offer young women both advice to live by and tools to spread the word."
author, School Girls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap

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