THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO LIFE: How to Take Charge of the Issues that Affect You by Catherine Dee

THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO LIFE: How to Take Charge of the Issues that Affect You

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fact-packed and thought-provoking information and activity book from Dee, who notes that she grew up with Marlo Thomas's groundbreaking Free to Be You . . . and Me. With her definition of a feminist (a person ""of either gender who believes in equality for both genders""), Dee establishes her notions of the struggle for equality, and provides enthusiastic support for girls in many arenas. Some topics covered: being ""ladylike""; personal safety; assertive behavior in the classroom; sexual harassment; athletics and politics; advertising images of girls and women. The format is inviting, with quizzes, projects, cartoons, poetry, and excerpts from authors--Maya Angelou and Gloria Steinem among them. Extensive source material is appended (notes, lists of organizations, bibliographies) as well as meted out at logical intervals throughout the book. The attractive chapters, numerous black-and-white illustrations and photographs, and abundant information offered with Dee's light touch add up to a pleasing and valuable guide, not necessarily to be overlooked by members of either sex.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1997
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: "Little, Brown"