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The confidence code for girls : taking risks, messing up, & becoming your amazingly imperfect, totally powerful self / Katty Kay & Claire Shipman with JillEllyn Riley ; illustrated by Nan Lawson.
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ISBN:
9780062796981
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents:
The nuts & bolts of confidence -- Risky business! -- Epic fail -- Become a culture critic -- You & your brain -- Confident friendship -- A confident girl's guide to navigating screens -- Kicking the perfectionism habit -- Being true to you -- Becoming a girl of action -- Creating your own confidence code.
Abstract:
"Girls can rule the world-- all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless. It's a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they're consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren't getting "perfect" grades, and how many likes and followers they have online. Katty Kay and Claire Shipman use cutting-edge science and research, as well as proven methods of behavioral change, to reach girls just when they need it the most-- the tween and teen years. Packed with graphic novel strips; appealing illustrations; fun lists, quizzes, and challenges; and true stories from tons of real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure, and be their most authentic selves"--Amazon.com.
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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller!

Girls can rule the world--all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.

It's a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they're consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren't getting "perfect" grades, and how many likes and followers they have online.

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman use cutting-edge science and research, as well as proven methods of behavioral change, to reach girls just when they need it the most--the tween and teen years.

Packed with graphic novel strips; appealing illustrations; fun lists, quizzes, and challenges; and true stories from tons of real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure, and be their most authentic selves.

If you or the girl in your life loved The Gutsy Girl or Rad American Women A-Z, you'll love this.


Author Notes

Katherine "Katty" Kay grew up in the Middle East because her father was a British diplomat. She was born on November 14, 1964. After graduating from Oxford University, where she studied modern languages, she went to work for an aid agency in Zimbabwe. She joined the BBC in 1990 as the Zimbabwe correspondent for the African section before eventually becoming the Washington correspondent and anchor for BBC World News America. With Claire Shipman, she wrote the books Womenomics and The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know. Both of which became listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Drawing from their title for adults, The Confidence Code, TV news anchors and co-authors Kay and Shipman offer a handbook for confidence-building directed at girls. The authors discuss ways to override negative thought patterns through mindfulness techniques and urge readers to take risks, foster positive relationships, and to move forward after making mistakes. Quizzes, real-world challenges to grow confidence, and thought-provoking questions invite readers to apply the material to their own circumstances, while Lawson's comic panels and cartoon spot art add humor and visual texture. Culled from their conversations with girls from different cultures and backgrounds nationwide, Kay and Shipman present real-life examples of individuals who have empowered themselves within their own schools and communities. Confidence, the authors suggest, comes not from being perfect, but from building a strong foundation of self-awareness, knowledge, and resilience-and it's always a work in progress. Ages 8-12. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.