It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge

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A. Knopf, Jan 1, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 207 pages
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The highly acclaimed girls' guide to adolescence by a Newbery Honor-winning author is now available in a rack-size paperback edition. "It's difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn't benefit from this candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide".--"Publishers Weekly", starred review.

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It's a Girl Thing is a dictionary of sorts that is written with longer definitions and stories to go with each concept. It's like the handbook to get through everything that the teen years will bring ... Read full review

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A non-fiction book teaching girls about puberty and teaching them how to calmly deal with it. This book is great, it's informative and smart. It talks about the most important things like STDs and ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

* Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor Book Like Jake and Me .  Her other titles include No One is Going to Nashville , Blackberries in the Dark , Getting Even , Wild Iris Bloom , and I'll See You in My Dreams .

* Mavis taught school for several years -- and was a lawyer -- before becoming a children's book writer.

*  She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school.

* She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California.  

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