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  • Published:

    Apr 3, 2018
  • ISBN:

    9780062796981
  • Pages:

    320
  • Size:

    5.8" x 8.5"
  • Weight:

    1 lb
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Book Title and Author Byline

The Confidence Code for Girls

Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self

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About the Book

Girls can rule the world. All you need is confidence.

Ever wish you had the guts to try out for that team or play, or finally talk to that grumpy, intimidating teacher, or actually start that animal welfare club you dreamed up? Or maybe your list of scary stuff is totally different. But here’s the secret to making it all happen:

Confidence. It gives you the power to do everything you want.

Packed with graphic novel strips, fun lists and quizzes, and stories from real girls, this book will reveal the code for confidence—how to make it and how to use it. Soon you’ll be a girl of action, tackling risks that lead to big, big adventure and taking on challenges you've never even imagined.

About the Authors

Katty Kay

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Katty Kay is the anchor of BBC World News America, based in Washington, DC. She is also a frequent contributor to Meet the Press and Morning Joe and a regular guest host for The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. She’s the author, along with Claire Shipman, of two New York Times bestsellers, Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better and The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know. In addition to her work on women’s issues, Katty has covered the Clinton administration sex scandal, four presidential elections, and the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She was at the Pentagon just twenty minutes after a hijacked plane flew into the building on 9/11—one of her most vivid journalistic memories is of interviewing soldiers still visibly shaking from the attack. Katty grew up all over the Middle East, where her father was posted as a British diplomat. She studied modern languages at Oxford and is a fluent French and Italian speaker with some“rusty Japanese.” Katty juggles her journalism with raising four children with her husband, a consultant. Visit Katty online at www.theconfidencecode.com.

Nan Lawson

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Nan Lawson is an illustrator and artist based in Los Angeles. She’s a regular contributor to several art galleries across the country and has had the opportunity to work with companies such as the Academy Awards, Lucasfilm, Nickelodeon, and Hulu. She also works with freelance clients for animation visual development as well as book and editorial illustration. She spends most of her days drawing, drinking coffee, and romping around LA with her husband and daughter.

Claire Shipman

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Claire Shipman is a journalist, author, and public speaker. She’s the author, along with Katty Kay, of two New York Times bestsellers, Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better and The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know. Before turning to writing, Claire spent almost three decades as an award-winning television journalist. For the last fourteen years, Claire was a regular contributor to Good Morning America and other national broadcasts for ABC News. Before that, she served as White House correspondent for NBC News, where she regularly reported on presidential policy and politics for NBC Nightly News and Today. Prior to that, she worked for CNN for a decade, covering the White House, and she was also posted in Moscow for five years, reporting on the fall of the Soviet Union. Claire’s coverage from Moscow helped CNN earn a National Headliners Award and a coveted Peabody Award. She received a DuPont Award and an Emmy Award for coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square student uprising, as well as a DuPont Award for CNN’s coverage of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. She graduated from Columbia College and later earned a master’s degree from the School of International Affairs there. She’s now a member of Columbia’s board of trustees. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and their two children and three dogs. Visit Claire online at www.theconfidencecode.com.

Jillellyn Riley

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JillEllyn Riley is a writer and editor with extensive experience in crafting and telling stories. She’s worked with bestselling, innovative children’s authors, as well as on nonfiction and fiction for adults. Her cowritten middle grade series is The Saturday Cooking Club. JillEllyn lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two sons, and canine ally Stella.

Reviews

“This is the book every girl needs to make her dreams come true.” —Laurie Hernandez, US Olympic Gold Medalist and best-selling author of I Got This: To Gold and Beyond

“An essential read for every girl in her tween years.... I am inspired by what the authors have done in offering such a tremendous guidebook that I am sure tween girls will reference time and time again in their journey to forming a solid, confident self.” —Dr. Bonnie Zucker, licensed psychologist and author of Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children

“Girl power depends on self-confidence, but many girls struggle to see how awesome they really are…. I wish I had this book when I was a girl – and I’m really glad today’s girls have it now.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of Lean In and Option B

“If you’ve ever wished you had the courage to say what you really think, or do the thing that scares you, this is the book for you! Confidence is crucial for girls, and Katty and Claire have figured out the recipe. Reading this book will help you change your life!” —Rachel Simmons, author of Enough as She Is and Leadership Specialist at Smith College

“Girls should know it’s cool to be different. I learned that lesson on the ice, playing hockey. I didn’t always fit in, but I came to embrace that, and it gave me confidence. This book can help every girl flip that switch in her head.” —Hilary Knight, Olympic silver medalist and member of the US women’s national ice hockey team

“Wow!!! I love love love this book for girls. Every single day I work with girls who suffer so much because they don’t have the tools The Confidence Code for Girls provides. It gives tweens tips and tools to manage everything from stress to self-doubt to sticky social situations.” —Phyllis L. Fagell, school counselor, author and contributor to the Washington Post’s On Parenting section

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