Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk written by Anne Katz, published by Kids Can Press
Monika's latest tween book for Kids Can Press, just released. Girl in the Know is a straight-talking little manual packed with everything a girl should know about the many changes she can expect in puberty. Girls will find advice on everything from sexuality, mood swings, crushes, health and much more! I wish there was a manual for menopause!
Elaine Black writes in the School Library Journal (May 1, 2010): " This well-done primer will help guide irls through the physical and emotional changes that come with growing up. Using straightforward language and a no-nonsense approach. Katz's text explains puberty in a relaxed tone. The comprehensive section on nutrition, or "fueling up" is particularly good. Melnychuk's wonderful multicultural illustrations stand out as well. They are beautifully global and strike a great balance between cartoon and realistic art. These renderings combined with Kat's reassuring tone make this basic guide one of the better additions to the genre."