Ready, Set, Grow

This book is useful, if you teach a health program to girls age 8 to 11. It would make an excellent resource to add to your classroom library.

Young girls before the onset of puberty have a curiosity about their soon-to-be changing bodies that needs addressing in a simpler way than for their older sisters. In the proven, trustworthy, Madaras-friendly voice and style, this entirely new book now brings them the same kind of thoughtful, down-to-earth informatio, but at a reading and understanding level that’s just right for them. Responding throughout to real-life questions and observations from younger girls,

Madaras explores the strange and thrilling changes that are happening, or about to happen, to them, including: the development of breasts, body hair, and body fat; the changes in their reproductive organs, both inside and out; their first period and all the complex feelings surrounding it; the unwelcome appearance of acne and new body odors; and, perhaps most important, how to respect and celebrate their unique bodies, even when the outside world is not always so accepting.