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  • It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe and in Charge
  • Written by Mavis Jukes
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780679873921
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The highly acclaimed girls' guide to adolescence by a Newbery Honor-winning author is now available in a rack-sized paperback edition. Reviewers were unanimous in their praise for this useful and important book.
Mavis Jukes

About Mavis Jukes

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“Writing is like dreaming; it allows your unconscious to reveal itself. It’s like looking in the mirror. Write from your own experience. You may feel that your life is nothing special, but remember this: only one of you will ever walk the Earth—ever—and how you perceive the world is unique and important. Find your voice; it’s in your heart. Tell the truth.”—Mavis Jukes

Mavis Jukes’s Like Jake and Me is a Newbery Honor Book.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Mavis Jukes was born in Nyack, New York, and grew up in New York City; Princeton, New Jersey; and Berkeley, California. She attended the University of Colorado, where she studied art; the University of California, where she studied education; and Golden Gate University, where she studied law. She is a member of the California Bar Association and has volunteered as a juvenile defense attorney.

Jukes was an elementary school teacher and an art specialist in the late 1960s and early 1970s and recently returned to public education. She writes books for children and young adults and teaches leadership, writing, drawing, and human interactions. She lives in the country in Northern California with her husband, artist Robert Hudson, and two teenage daughters. She has written many books for children, including Expecting the Unexpected, It’s a Girl Thing, Blackberries in the Dark, I’ll See You in My Dreams, It’s a Guy Thing, and Like Jake and Me, for which she won a Newbery Honor.


PRAISE


EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret meets the ’90s. Twelve-year-old River is learning a lot in her human interactions class. . . . Writing in a breezy Paula Danziger-like style, Jukes leads readers on a lively chase.”—Booklist

“Jukes treats sensitive subjects in an innovative way. . . Family dynamics at the end of the story are poignant and perceptive while still humorously handled. Jukes is terrific at capturing adolescent concerns and really shines in portraying characters and relationships.”—School Library Journal

“The book is occasionally hilarious, thick with teenspeak and one-liners about everything from PMS to ‘Wedgie Hell!’”—Kirkus Reviews

“Young readers will be surprised by the concluding twist and will be entertained by the middle-school slang-code dialogue.”—The Bulletin

“Full of broad humor and not-so-subtle ironies. . . . The characterizations . . . are fresh and vivid. [Jukes is] well attuned to pre-adolescent concerns and attitudes about puberty.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise | Awards

Praise

"It's difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn't benefit from this candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide...this volume will spark communication between parents and daughters."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The text is sometimes humorous, but always conveys caring, respect and concer...A fine and thoughtful effort."--School Library Journal, starred review

"What's good and unusual here is Jukes' been there, done that matter-of-factness about aspects of female existence rarely discussed in literature...Tilley's scribbly, lighthearted vignettes accentuate the light tone of the text."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Will leave girls informed and in charge."--The Horn Book

Awards

WINNER 1997 ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers

  • It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe and in Charge by Mavis Jukes
  • April 02, 1996
  • Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women
  • Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • $12.00
  • 9780679873921

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