An Amazing Girl doesn't feel the need to be perfect like a Supergirl does. A few qualities of an Amazing Girl are (there are more in the book):
- Asks questions
- Makes mistakes and learns from them
- Supports other girls
- Is proud of her accomplishments, no matter how big or small
- Takes care of her body, mind and spirit
Each chapter of the book contains surveys, activities to try, advice from other amazing girls, fun advice from successful women, but not lectures and pages for journal notes. There are even suggestions for instant messages. You're Amazing is a very real book. It is fun, quick reading and contains wonderful advice.
Girls, Inc. is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. They develop research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Claire is the assistant director of communications at Girls, Inc.
Claire Mysko is also the co-founder of Inside Beauty, a website and outreach program designed to give girls a healthy fashion and beauty reality check. I first met Claire at meetup/interview session with two of the stars of Drop Dead Diva, where the discussion, because of the nature of the series, was mostly about body image. I can't think of anyone better suited to write You're Amazing!: A no-pressure guide to being your best self.
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