REVIEW: The Secret Me Book by Rachel Kempster and Meg Leder

Stars: Sourcebooks (2012)Teen Nonfiction Summary:  You know those all those secret thoughts you keep hidden away deep inside? Well it’s time to let them out. The Secret Me Book is a fun and insightful journal written by people who have actually been in your shoes, people who get it. I wrote in a lot of… Read More »

Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012)Teen Nonfiction Summary: Around the world, blood has always been a symbol of both life and death: blood rites, blood oaths, and blood-soaked legends. Today, we have scientific facts about blood types, transfusions, blood-borne illnesses, and crime-scene blood spatter. Yet the fluid still holds mystery. Open this book to learn about… Read More »

Everything Sucks: Losing My Mind and Finding Myself in a High School Quest for Cool by Hannah Friedman

Stars: ***** HCI Teens (2009) Teen Nonfiction (Memoir) 264 pages Summary: Hannah Friedman’s life sucks. So she sets out to change it. After a strange early and middle childhood she enters one of the country’s most prestigious boarding schools on scholarship and transforms herself into everything she is not: cool. By senior year, she has… Read More »

Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Stars: **** Author House (2008) Teen Nonfiction 125 Pages Summary: Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals.… Read More »

The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality by St. Stephen’s Community House

Stars: **** Annick Press (2006) Ages 14+ This is another book I read for Freedom to Read Week. Here is the information on why and how it was challenged: St. Stephen’s Community House. The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality. 2006—The Institute for Canadian Values (ICV), a Christian organization, campaigned against… Read More »

Start Talking: A Girls’ Guide for You and Your Mom about Health, Sex or Whatever by Mary Jo Rapini & Janine Sherman

Stars: ****1/2 Non-fiction Bayou Publishing November 2008 ISBN: 978-1-886298-31-6 200 pages Book One of the Talk at the Table Series Ages 10 and up Start Talking: A Girl’s Guide for You and Your Mom about Health, Sex or Whatever [an inside look at the details even she doesn’t know] is a guide for a teen… Read More »

My Little Red Book by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

  Stars: *****   Summary: My Little Red Book is an anthology of stories about first periods, collected from women of all ages from around the world. The accounts range from light-hearted (the editor got hers while water skiing in a yellow bathing suit) to heart-stopping (a first period discovered just as one girl was… Read More »