Synopses & Reviews
From the back cover: Has a bad day got you down? Is your self-esteem making you feel blue? In A Smart Girl's Guide to Liking Herself--Even on the Bad Days, you'll learn how having high self-esteem can turn a good day into a great day, while having low self-esteem can turn a bad day into a nightmare. You'll learn tips for trusting yourself, ideas for boosting your self-esteem (or for keeping it up), and how to feel your best in all kinds of situations. You are perfect just as you are, and this book will help you believe that to be true
Middle school is a tough time for nearly everyone, but it can be especially hard on girls. Between social and cultural pressures, academic challenges, family dynamics, changing hormones, and a growing awareness of the world around them, middle school girls often end up feeling voiceless and powerless. They can struggle with speaking in class, standing up for their beliefs, navigating complicated social situations, and getting their voices heard. By presenting real issues and scenarios that girls will recognize from their own day-to-day lives, as well as exploring the negative thoughts and feelings that can hold them back, Speak Upand#160;supplies girls with the tools they need to understand their feelings and speak up in any situation.
About the Author
Hallie Fryd is a writer based in Oakland, CA. She grew up in a Quaker suburb of Philadelphia, but dislikes weatherandmdash;which brought her to the temperate climate of the Bay Area in 2000. When not trying to recount historical episodes with wild gesticulations, she works as a social media manager for the brain training company, Lumosity. Hallie is the author ofandnbsp;Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know Aboutandnbsp;which was a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2012, and a Foreword Reviews Gold Medal Winner for Book of the Year 2012 andmdash; Young Adult Non Fiction.