Living the Confidence Code: Real Girls, Real Stories, Real Confidence
Living the Confidence Code: Real Girls, Real Stories, Real Confidence
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Annotation: The authors of the best-selling "The Confidence Code for Girls" share additional empowering advice through the true stories of girls who overcame difficulties to follow their dreams and make a difference.
Catalog Number: #203441
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Pages: 389 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-06-295411-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-295411-4
Dewey: 155.2
LCCN: 2020931677
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
Kirkus Reviews
An impressive group of girls lead with hope and confidence.Building on the premise of empowering girls, this title showcases 30 true stories from the U.S. and all over the world of young people who are striving toward their goals. The title opens with a foreword by Olympic gold medal winner Laurie Hernandez; an introduction that defines confidence and explains why it matters; and a glossary of terms used in the book. The varied format, which includes Q&A’s and photos, adds appeal as readers learn about each girl’s story. The featured girls are diverse in ethnicity, national origin, ability, socio-economic status, and religious beliefs as well as in their accomplishments. One example is Autumn Peltier, a member of the Eagle Clan Anishinaabekwe and Wikwemikong First Nation in Ontario. She is a water activist, protesting the pollution of the Great Lakes. Yekaba Abimbola of Ethiopia advocated for herself and sought community support after discovering at age 12 that she was betrothed to a 20-year-old. Passionate about her education, she persuaded her father to cancel the engagement and support her dreams. Handling many subjects, from gender inequality in Nepal to disability access in sports, the stories offer efficient synopses of each girl’s journey. Each also emphasizes that success is not linear and that failure is a normal part of the process. The last chapter is blank, inviting readers to write their own stories.A high-interest, empowering read. (sources & references, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7 This title profiles 30 girls who built confidence while overcoming obstacles and pursuing their dreams. The foreword is written by gold medal-winning gymnast Laurie Hernandez. A quick introduction defines confidence and explains how to be more confident. The beginning of the text contains a glossary of "confidence building blocks" and "confidence quicksand," terms which are used throughout the book. The stories highlight a diverse group of girls from all over the world, including Bali, the United States, and Afghanistan. Topics discussed include advocating against child marriage, cleaning up the oceans, and creating a space for girls in sports. Narratives, graphic novel strips, and interviews are used to tell the stories, which follow a general format of sharing their inspiration, a failure, and finally success. Photos and illustrations are featured throughout. Back matter features resources for each chapter, with websites and information about organizations supporting each girl's cause. A final chapter offers space for the reader to write their own story. VERDICT These inspiring stories spotlight compelling role models for young girls. A great companion to the authors' The Confidence Code for Girls . V. Lynn Christiansen, Wiley International Studies Magnet Elem. Sch., Raleigh, NC
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 3-6

New from the New York Times , USA Today , and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors of The Confidence Code for Girls The best way to understand confidence is to see it in action. That's why bestselling authors Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, and JillEllyn Riley have collected 30 true stories of real girls, pursuing their passions, struggling and stumbling, but along the way figuring out how to build their own special brand of confidence. From Bali to Brazil, South Africa to Seattle, Australia to Afghanistan, these girls took risks, doubted themselves, and sometimes failed. But they also hung in there when things got hard. Along the way they discovered what matters to them: everything from protesting contaminated water to championing inclusive books to the accessibility of girls' basketball shoes, and so much more. Different goals, different stories, different personalities, all illustrating the multitude of ways to be confident in the world. 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. Join this growing global community of powerful girls and imagine--what would you like to do, once you tap into your confidence? How will you write your story?

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