Growing Up, Inside and Out

illus. by Carl Chin. 104p. bibliog. index. websites. Owlkids. 2013. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781926973890; pap. $11.95. ISBN 9781771470049; ebk. $11.95. ISBN 9781771470360.
Gr 4–8—Vermond discusses both the physical and emotional changes that boys and girls experience. The text covers such topics as menstruation, cliques, bullying, self-esteem, sexuality, and relationships. A good "Bibliography and sources" section is also included. The author is refreshingly honest-"sometimes puberty stinks"-and reassuring about the anxiety that arises at this time of life.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta

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