Growing Up Powerful
A Guide to Keeping Confident When Your Body Is Changing, Your Mind Is Racing, and the World Is . . . Complicated
by Nona Willis Aronowitz;
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Pub Date 09 May 2023 | Archive Date Not set
The Confidence Code meets The Care & Keeping of You in this bold, bighearted book about growing up with unshakable confidence.
Between the ages of 8 and 14, girls experience a major drop in confidence. Rebel Girls is on a mission to change that, by sharing the inside scoop on dealing with irritating body changes, totally understandable social anxiety, sticky friendship dilemmas, and a world that can sometimes feel overwhelming—all the while celebrating how incredible our bodies, minds, and communities can be. Growing Up Powerful tackles the tough stuff—from pimples to depression to coping with the constant news cycle—all through the lens of empowerment.
Each chapter begins with an affirmation. In “My Brain is Powerful,” readers will learn how their minds learn and process information—to help them stay healthy and positive as they experience their own worries and mood swings. “I Can Create Community” explores the ins and outs of creating connections, making friends, and strengthening sisterhoods (even when it can be nerve-wracking).
With a pitch-perfect voice, tangible advice, and humorous graphic novel panels, Rebel Girls' Growing Up Powerful will inspire girls to celebrate the messiness of puberty and be their most confident selves.
THE CONFIDENCE CAMPAIGN - Build, nurture, and celebrate confidence from girlhood through adolescence and into womanhood. Our 360/365 marketing campaign addresses girls' needs, providing a foundation from which to feel empowered.
- Limited-run podcast series
- Monthly downloadable, digital activities
- Rebel Girls App audio collection focused on confidence, with interactive modules
- Exclusive giveaways
- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok activations
- O&O email campaigns to 200k subscribers
- Trade marketing across sales channels
- Retail POS materials and displays
- Impact partnerships
- Author bookstore tour & signings
- Virtual events (interviews, panels, reading)
- Support from Rebel GIrls' coalition of talent
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This book is gold! Growing Up Powerful is perfect for any girl!
As a mother of a little girl- this book is a gift to parents everywhere. It almost reminds me of the American Girl books about friendships, your body, etc but now updated.
This book is colorful and attractive. I can see it flawlessly grabbing the attention of a young girl. There’s so much great info but it’s all broken into bits & with clear headings. This style of book can be challenging to feel “fun” while still providing valuable information. But of course, Rebel Girls knocked it out of the park!
Topics such as body, families, school, friends, feelings, internet safety, etc are covered. There’s various quizzes throughout (which I would’ve just eaten up as a kid!) There’s various QR codes thought out. I love the list of resources and podcasts at the end!
There’s not many things more important than setting up young girls to feel powerful & good about themselves. We live in a male centered world and I’d love to see that change. This book will definitely help young girls with all their big feelings & challenges they’re going to face. The least we can do is provide them with the resources to be themselves and get through the things life will through at them. Puberty is such a confusing time. The easier we can make it on young girls- the better:
I will be purchasing this ASAP and stashing it until my daughter is ready- which may be soon!
Rebel Girl series can do no wrong!
This book is not that surprising, really. Knowing that it comes from the Rebel Girls, I really did not expect it to be anything else but just perfect. Another perfect book. Excellent, I’d say even.
This one is like a tween/teen-sized self-help/chicken soup/best friend/guide. A mix of it all. To help girls grow up strong, and smart, know their worth, be aware of all the endless possibilities they have, believe in themselves, be their true selves, and not shrink for anyone or anything. You are allowed to feel, to live, to enjoy, to grieve, to have a body that works the way it does – you are allowed to go through life and still be you. Makeup, periods, health, emotions, school, family, friends – it is all covered, and it is done in a very loving way too.
Yet the book does not feel like a pep talk, no, not at all. It feels more like a conversation with a wiser, older, and super open-minded best friend. A friend we all actually need in our lives.
Forget all the old-school books “for girls”. Nope. Throw them all away or at least stash them away for a while. No more books for “how to be a good girl”. Be loud, be proud, be who you are, be happy, live your true potential, and dream big – this is what this book really is about. Replace all the “good girls” books with this one, and replace all the vague (and super neutral) health info books with this one also.
Rebel Girls books are just so awesome. Each of those books is a step closer to a better world for girls and women everywhere. The more girls grow up empowered and know that they are allowed to be – and to be themselves, the better the world is going to be. This book takes it one step closer to reaching that better world.
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