Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girl ― and it's natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body is a reassuring entry into puberty books for girls that encourages girls to face puberty with excitement and empowerment. From period care to mysterious hair in new places, this age-appropriate sex education book has the answers you're looking for ― in a way you can relate to.
Covering everything from bras to braces, this body-positive top choice in books about puberty for girls offers friendly guidance and support when you need it most. In addition to tips on managing intense feelings, making friends, and more, you'll get advice on what to eat and how to exercise so your body is healthy, happy, and ready for the changes ahead.
Puberty explained ― Discover what happens, when it happens, and why your body (and mind) is amazing in every way.
Social skills ― Learn how to stand up to peer pressure, stay safe on social media, and keep the right kind of friends.
Self-care tips ― Choose the right foods, exercises, and sleep schedule to keep your changing body at its best with advice you won't find in other puberty books for girls.
This inclusive option in puberty books for girls is the ultimate guide to facing puberty with confidence.
Target age: 8 to 12
"The last thing I expected to do while reading this colorful and celebratory book for youth was cry, but as I went through each page I found myself with tears streaming down my face. Tears for my past pre-teen self who finally, after twenty years, felt seen... and tears for the next generation of amazing humans who will have this extraordinary guidebook (and Sonya) to hold their hand while explaining how their bodies are undeniably remarkable in every way." -- Jes Baker, Body Positive Activist, author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and Landwhale
"Celebrate Your Body is a wonderful book full of wisdom and affirmation for young girls at a time when their lives are fraught with change. Thank you, Sonya Renee, for writing a book about puberty that is both informative and joyous! What a gift! A must read for the tweens in all of our lives." -- Deb Hauser, Advocates for Youth
"This book exemplifies the love and care that is necessary to help young people grow into healthy adults. As an educator, I am privy to unfortunate outcomes of miseducation when talking about puberty. Sonya has managed to create an experience of celebration through her thoughtful approach to delivering the facts about puberty in a way that can help girls feel proud of their bodies and the puberty experience." -- Patrick Smith, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania
"Taylor's book apologetically leads with the positive, focusing much more on what bodies can do rather than what they look like. Even with that focus, Taylor manages to hammer home that all bodies are beautiful, that it's possible to be healthy at every size, and that each body progresses at its own rate..." -- Rachelle Hampton, Slate
About the Author:
Sonya Renee Taylor is the founder and Radical Executive Officer of TheBodyIsNotAnApology.com, a digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya is also an international award-winning performance poet, activist, speaker, and transformational leader whose work continues to have global reach.