THE CONFIDENCE CODE FOR GIRLS : Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful SelfKatty Kay
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Providing GIrls The Essential Yet Elusive Code To Becoming Bold, Brave, And Fearless
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★★ #1 The New York Times Bestseller ★★
★★ USA Today Bestseller ★★
★★ The 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.
Confidence. It gives you the power to do everything you want.
The Confidence Code for Girls is based on the idea that girls can do anything – all they need is confidence. But confidence can be hard to come by, especially in a world that still has very fixed opinions on what girls can and cannot, should and should not do.
This is where the Code comes in, teaching girls how to be confident, and more importantly, that there is nothing wrong with girls being confident and reaching their full potential.
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.
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. Plus don’t miss Living the Confidence Code! Packed with photos, graphic novel strips, and engaging interviews, Living the Confidence Code proves that no matter who you are, or how old you are, nothing is out of reach when you decide to try.
The activities include quizzes, confidence close-ups, warm-ups, questions, and quotes. Also included is real life stories of girls who found their confidence. These girls would go on to do inspiring and great things. I loved this book because you can write in it and do so many activities to help you through whatever it is you need help with.
Both authors are a powerful writing double act. Their journalistic prose is accessible and empowering, yet never overwhelming or overbearing. Laid out like an instruction manual but reading as a warm and relatable guide book, The Confidence Code for Girls is interspersed with interviews with experts and real-life examples. Its use of graphic novel strips is clever and fun.
In Short, The Confidence Code empowers women to become more courageous by explaining their natural tendencies toward timidity and how to break them even in a world dominated by men. Indeed it is a dynamic guide for girls which not only urges them to be confident and ambitious, but to believe in themselves and to acknowledge their right to self-worth.
This is not a guide that encourages girls to strive for perfection. Kay and Shipman take great pains to communicate to their readers that we are all amazingly imperfect and that young girls can actually draw power from their imperfections, and from their own uniqueness.
KIRKUS REVIEW :
This junior version of The Confidence Code encourages pre- and early-teen girls to crack the Code, building the skills they need to meet challenges with “Why not?” instead of “No way!”
Confidence is “that incredible energy when you find your courage and try something that’s not easy,” and the book’s goal is to help readers discover their individual codes. It is divided into three sections, each culminating with one of the Code’s three elements: “Risk More!” “Think Less!” “Be Yourself!”
The authors suggest readers begin a “Confidence Notebook” in which to do the book’s activities, including “Confidence Warm-ups” and “Your Turn” exercises, as well as take “Confidence Quizzes” and puzzle out “Confidence Conundrums.” “Girls of Action” and “Confidence Close-ups” sidebars profile real girls and their confidence struggles and triumphs.
Featured girls include Amiya Zafar, an American Muslim boxer who fought to wear her hijab during bouts; Cordelia Longo, an Asian-American girl who worked to make sanitary products free in her school; and the transition journey of a girl named Toni who was born “Tony.” “Quick Quotes” from real girls, cartoon illustrations (with a commendably diverse cast), and faux hand-lettering provide lots of engagement. Backmatter includes a lengthy list of resources and endnotes, both of which provide a trove of information from reputable sources.
Needs to find its way into the hands of anyone who ever identifies as a girl.
About the Authors :
Katty Kay is the anchor of BBC World News America, based in Washington, DC. She is also a frequent contributor to Meet the Press and Morning Joe and a regular guest host for The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. She’s the author, along with Claire Shipman, of two New York Times bestsellers, Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better and The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know. In addition to her work on women’s issues, Katty has covered the Clinton administration sex scandal, four presidential elections, and the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She was at the Pentagon just twenty minutes after a hijacked plane flew into the building on 9/11—one of her most vivid journalistic memories is of interviewing soldiers still visibly shaking from the attack. Katty grew up all over the Middle East, where her father was posted as a British diplomat. She studied modern languages at Oxford and is a fluent French and Italian speaker with some “rusty Japanese.” Katty juggles her journalism with raising four children with her husband, a consultant.
Claire Shipman is a journalist, author, and public speaker. She’s the author, along with Katty Kay, of two New York Times bestsellers, Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better and The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know. Before turning to writing, Claire spent almost three decades as an award-winning television journalist. For the last fourteen years, Claire was a regular contributor to Good Morning America and other national broadcasts for ABC News. Before that, she served as White House correspondent for NBC News, where she regularly reported on presidential policy and politics for NBC Nightly News and Today. Prior to that, she worked for CNN for a decade, covering the White House, and she was also posted in Moscow for five years, reporting on the fall of the Soviet Union. Claire’s coverage from Moscow helped CNN earn a National Headliners Award and a coveted Peabody Award. She received a DuPont Award and an Emmy Award for coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square student uprising, as well as a DuPont Award for CNN’s coverage of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. She graduated from Columbia College and later earned a master’s degree from the School of International Affairs there. She’s now a member of Columbia’s board of trustees. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and their two children and three dogs.
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