Growing Up a Girl
Girls growing up in America face sexist school dress code policies, pressure to meet impossible beauty standards, and gender-based violence. This title looks at the differences between the girl and boy experiences of growing up and the steps people can take to address sexist practices. Features include a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF023000, JNF038100, JNF053140|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Being Female in America – School Library Connection
In this six-set series, each of the books follows the same format with reference aids at the end that include essential facts, glossary, additional resources, source notes, and index. In addition, each of the books includes discussion starters at the end of the chapter, captioned color photographs, and thought-provoking text boxes. Each title in the series addresses current issues related to being female in the United States—issues such as sexism in politics and in the media, sexism at work, male privilege, and the intersectionality of sex and race. A groundbreaking exploration of being female in the U.S. that will generate rich discussion and help students understand the historical context of women’s hard-fought pursuit of equal rights. Highly Recommended.
Being Female in America – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
The authors pull no punches when it comes to examining historical and contemporary forms of sexism in the United States. Each volume is steeped in statistics, research, and newsworthy anecdotes. Ingrained gender stereotypes and the differences between sexism and misogyny are explored, with insightful coverage given to gender-based violence, the objectification of girls, and the psychology behind both. Self-image and self-esteem are also thoroughly examined, as is the media’s role in proliferating unattainable ideals. Discussions on intersectionality and its necessity when evaluating the specific brand of prejudice aimed at women of color is often overlooked in books for this age group, but this series does an excellent job explaining and exploring the concept. An insightful and necessary purchase for teens.