Girling Up

Girling Up
Author(s)
Age Range
12+
Release Date
May 09, 2017
ISBN
978-0399548604
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Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls.

Growing up as a girl in today’s world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests and school…sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information.

Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test?

Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically.

And as an added bonus, Girling Up is chock-full of charts, graphs and illustrations -- all designed in a soft gray to set them apart from the main text and make them easy to find and read.

Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? You can! Start by reading this book.

Editor review

1 review
Girling Up
(Updated: July 09, 2017)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
What worked: Encouraging info for girls on growing up. Mayim is like that cool older sis that tells you what to expect with your changing body without being preachy. This book's contents are broken down by such topics as how our bodies work; how we grow; how we learn; how we love; how we cope; and how we matter. Each chapter addresses topics that might be hard for some teens to ask adults about. Mayim shows a holistic approach to these topics and I totally love how she's nonjudgmental. Seriously, where was this book when I was a teen?

Mayim approaches sensitive topics in a way that is empowering by breaking down some common myths. One huge one is on that 'time of month' protection. How I wished she'd helped me through what was an embarrassing topic. See, Mayim is able to take such a topic and address it by showing the scientific part of how a girl's body works and then gives her take on it. No judgement. Just the info and suggestions to help make an embarrassing situation not so bad.

Love that.

Encouraging book that addresses issues on growing up without being preachy. Sure to appeal to those teens that have questions about their changing bodies without the fear of being preached to.
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