FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A self-help, confidence-building guide for girls offers advice on developing self-respect and discusses pride, personal appearance, and social interaction.
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Independent Publisher Book Awards winnerFrom the Inside Flap:
" Respect inspires girls to replace self-doubt with far more powerful beliefs: self-respect, sisterhood, and social change. Macavinta and Vander Pluym offer young women both advice to live by and tools to spread the word." —Peggy Orenstein, author, Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap
"Great book! A thorough guide that both parents and girls will love." —Rosalind Wiseman, author, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence
"Respect should be on every girl’s nightstand—right next to her diary." —Peggy Klaus, author, Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It
"Respect is not just another teen advice book—it is a roadmap for life. With straight-forward advice, excellent tools for communication, and secrets for building true self-respect, Macavinta and Vander Pluym encourage girls to move beyond limitations by taking action with tools that inspire, motivate, and heal." —Andrea Frank Henkart, coauthor, Cool Communication: From Conflict to Cooperation for Parents and Kids
"I wish I had this book when I was negotiating the confusing and painful days of my girlhood. This book gives voice to all those hurt feelings that are so hard to verbalize as a teen. More than that, Respect also celebrates those same feelings—and nothing is more validating or powerful than that." —Cathy Alter, author, Virgin Territory: Stories from the Road to Womanhood
"Macavinta and Vander Pluym make it fun for girls to learn the valuable lessons we often don’t learn in school—how to build a sense of identity, embrace yourself for who you are, and communicate effectively." —Abby Wilner, coauthor, Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties and Quarterlifer’s Companion
"It is imperative that every mother and daughter, sister and best friend read this book! The message is clear and realistic. The authors have taken a topic so valuable, the respect of girls and women, and created a funny, heartwarming, truthful, and empowering journey for the reader. Bravo!" — Jessica Weiner, author, A Very Hungry Girl: How I Filled Up on Life and How You Can, Too
"This honest, inclusive, whip-smart guide is the wise big sister all girls need. Respect teaches girls how to take charge of their lives, get comfortable in their own skin, and demand the respectful treatment they deserve. This book has the power to change the world." —Angela Watrous, editor, Bare Your Soul: The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Enlightenment
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