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Welcoming and inclusive of all self-identified girls, GIRL: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You is an uncensored, unbiased, and fantastically relevant guide, jam-packed with what you want and need to know.
A growing-up guide for the 21st century, GIRL covers what everyone is talking about — healthy sexuality, loving relationships, and gender fluidity, as well as thornier subjects such as STIs, consent, and sexual assault.
Plus you'll find self-reflection quizzes, cool resources, and must-read real-life stories from girls like you!
Karen Rayne, PhD, is an educator, trainer, and nationally recognized expert on sexuality. Karen lives in Austin, TX, where she works with people of all ages to make information and conversations about sexuality accessible. Her goal is to ensure everyone has someone to talk with about sexuality and a place to find honest, accurate information. Because she can't talk with everyone, she writes books like this one.
- Chicago Public Library's 2017 Best of the Best Books List for Teen Nonfiction
GIRL is an inclusive guide for all self-identified girls to gender and identity, dating and romance, and healthy sexuality [by] a nationally recognized educator, trainer, author, and expert in sexuality education.
Designed to tackle topics that students don't cover in school…the book takes on a wide range of issues, from sexual consent and decision making, to body image and healthy relationships, and porn and masturbation…remarkably candid…[GIRL] asks young people whether they will make these decisions under pressure; by following their guts; or with careful consideration. The hope is that "outside the watchful eye of adult supervision," and with access to the right information, teens this summer will make the right calls.
This is a raw book that any teen girl will find enlightening. The book is definitely uncensored and offers a fully factual account of so many of the things that these young women will go through in their lives. The book goes through issues regarding relationships, sex, dating, romance and so much more. There are questions that will lead the reader on a self-reflective journey and some great lists and additional resources that many will refer back to again and again...This is a great resource for all teen girls today!
—Dad of Divas
Rayne offers an empowering, thorough, and inclusive guide to sexuality for "older teenagers who identify as female..." Rayne's book is notable for the breadth and depth of its discussions; readers seeking advice on or knowledge about virtually any aspect of sexuality and identity should find this to be a valuable resource.
—Publishers Weekly Starred Review