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American Girl: The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

American Girl Publishing is addressing the evolving physical and emotional needs of pre-adolescent girls with an updated edition of one of its bestselling titles: The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls by Valorie Lee Schaefer, which has sold more than three million copies since it was originally released in 1998.

While the original edition of The Care & Keeping of You was for girls ages eight and up, the target readers for the revised edition are girls ages 8 to 10.

At the same time, American Girl is publishing a new book specifically for adolescent girls ages 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls, also written by Natterson. Both books retail for $12.99 in paper.

Care & Keeping 2 emphasizes the social and emotional changes that accompany the onset of puberty, with an explanation of the relationship between the brain and hormones, the importance of maintaining a healthy self-esteem, and how to effectively manage the moodiness that teenagers inevitably experience.

The book also gives recommendations on how to effectively enlist the help of parents.

This is a great book for all pre-teens and I think it will help answer some of Samantha’s questions, and of course she can still ask me anything too!

American Girl has a whole line of Advice Books great for girls of all ages!

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