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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Puberty—and Shouldn't Learn on TikTok

For Curious Girls

Illustrated by Amelia Pinney
Published by Downtown Bookworks
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Reading this book is like having a cool older sister holding your hand through every curve that puberty throws your way. Funny, frank, and fully illustrated, it covers all of the physical, emotional and social changes going on inside and out.

Puberty is a time of tremendous change. Bodies grow up and out, moods swing, socializing takes on a whole new look and feel. It can be intimidating and awesome, overwhelming and liberating.

The authors break down the science and share a slew of insightful, funny personal tales, showing and telling girls what to expect as their hormones rage and their bodies change. In addition to reviewing physical changes, the book does a deep dive into emotional development from early sexual feelings to anger and anxiety. Recognizing puberty as a time of transition in terms of a young woman's place in the world, the authors also explore friendship, social media, body image, identity, peer pressure, and other important, contemporary issues. A diverse range of experiences and viewpoints from an extensive circle of sisters, friends, and others is lavishly, hilariously illustrated by Amelia Pinney.
No-holds-barred, and packed with useful information, this is a must-read for curious middle school girls.

About The Authors

Gemma Hong is a student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Communications and Creative Writing. Her writing has received awards from the University of Pennsylvania Creative Writing Program, National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

Sophie Young is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Psychology and Creative Writing. Her work has been recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation and the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and is published in The Interlochen Review, Crashtest, and Fish Barrel Review.

About The Illustrator

Amelia Pinney is a New York City based artist. She is also the illustrator of EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PUBERTY—and Shouldn't Be Googling (for Curious Boys).

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