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Puberty comes with a lot of changes. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) will help girls understand (and love) their bodies now and as they continue to grow. For many girls, puberty can be an uncertain time. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) includes everything girls need to know about breasts and bras, their period, hair here and there, feelings and f Puberty comes with a lot of changes. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) will help girls understand (and love) their bodies now and as they continue to grow. For many girls, puberty can be an uncertain time. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) includes everything girls need to know about breasts and bras, their period, hair here and there, feelings and friends, and so much more. This book will guide them as they learn about (and celebrate) their amazing, changing, one-of-a-kind bodies—during puberty and beyond! Among puberty books for girls, Celebrate Your Body offers encouraging support while answering real questions that girls have about puberty. Positive, judgment-free, and medically accurate, this book discusses puberty in a way to which young girls can relate.Celebrate Your Body offers essential insight such as: An overview of puberty that explains what happens, when it happens, and how she’ll know Explanations of changes in body, mood, and relationships—and how to confidently approach these changes that occur in puberty Practical advice for navigating new situations during puberty—from understanding growth spurts to managing overwhelming emotions to staying safe on social media Complete with current, accessible medical information, Celebrate Your Body offers a fresh take on this whole “puberty” thing that will leave girls feeling informed, empowered, and ready for the changes that lie ahead.


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Puberty comes with a lot of changes. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) will help girls understand (and love) their bodies now and as they continue to grow. For many girls, puberty can be an uncertain time. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) includes everything girls need to know about breasts and bras, their period, hair here and there, feelings and f Puberty comes with a lot of changes. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) will help girls understand (and love) their bodies now and as they continue to grow. For many girls, puberty can be an uncertain time. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) includes everything girls need to know about breasts and bras, their period, hair here and there, feelings and friends, and so much more. This book will guide them as they learn about (and celebrate) their amazing, changing, one-of-a-kind bodies—during puberty and beyond! Among puberty books for girls, Celebrate Your Body offers encouraging support while answering real questions that girls have about puberty. Positive, judgment-free, and medically accurate, this book discusses puberty in a way to which young girls can relate.Celebrate Your Body offers essential insight such as: An overview of puberty that explains what happens, when it happens, and how she’ll know Explanations of changes in body, mood, and relationships—and how to confidently approach these changes that occur in puberty Practical advice for navigating new situations during puberty—from understanding growth spurts to managing overwhelming emotions to staying safe on social media Complete with current, accessible medical information, Celebrate Your Body offers a fresh take on this whole “puberty” thing that will leave girls feeling informed, empowered, and ready for the changes that lie ahead.

30 review for Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jenn "JR"

    This gorgeously illustrated, upbeat and body positive user's guide to the pubescent female body written by poet & activist Sonya Renee Taylor delivers a comprehensive overview of the changes girls 8-11 can expect. I even learned a few things that I didn't know! The information is solid -- it covers physical development, emotional well being, nutrition and offers practical advice such as preparing a kit with tampons/pads/wipes "just in case." I do wish that the author included more information abo This gorgeously illustrated, upbeat and body positive user's guide to the pubescent female body written by poet & activist Sonya Renee Taylor delivers a comprehensive overview of the changes girls 8-11 can expect. I even learned a few things that I didn't know! The information is solid -- it covers physical development, emotional well being, nutrition and offers practical advice such as preparing a kit with tampons/pads/wipes "just in case." I do wish that the author included more information about non-disposables (cups, sponges) as I desperately wish those options had been disclosed to me (instead of the Proctor & Gamble brochure about pads and tampons). While the book has beautiful illustrations throughout - it's more text-heavy than I expected. In this age of mobile devices and Tweets, I wonder how it will be received by girls who have had access to so much short form reading. There's a great list about friendship, for example, but not as many sidebar lists or "take-aways" as I might have expected given the target audience. Overall -- it's a lovely, sweet and helpful book. I love the repeated references to "trusted adults" -- and hope that my neighbor (who is 11) enjoys this book since I bought it for her.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Calvin Read

    The density and repetition of positive language in this book, even if it's simplistic (it's written for prepubescent girls), had me going to bed loving my body a little more than I did when I woke up. Thorough, explicit, wholesome, uplifting. One of the best puberty books in print currently, IMO The density and repetition of positive language in this book, even if it's simplistic (it's written for prepubescent girls), had me going to bed loving my body a little more than I did when I woke up. Thorough, explicit, wholesome, uplifting. One of the best puberty books in print currently, IMO

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dani Jones

    Reading with my almost 10 year old daughter to hopefully help ease some of the awkwardness of puberty. She HATES the pictures. 😂

  4. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    After finally finishing reading the book aloud with my daughter, I have to say we loved it! I love how positive the language is throughout and only wish this book existed when I was a young girl. I’m glad that it’s here now. I’m also glad that this book introduced me to the work of Sonya Renee Taylor in general.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Bolton

    Taylor's Celebrate Your Body is a body-positive guide to puberty. Taylor emphasizes that all bodies are unique, special, and on their own timeline-- be patient and celebrate your body. Beyond the more traditional topics (anatomy, menstruation, timelines, hygiene) Taylor takes time to discuss changing frienships, nutrition, managing your mood, and finding a "trusted adult" with which to have further conversations. While this isn't a gender-neutral book, in the introduction Taylor acknowledges tha Taylor's Celebrate Your Body is a body-positive guide to puberty. Taylor emphasizes that all bodies are unique, special, and on their own timeline-- be patient and celebrate your body. Beyond the more traditional topics (anatomy, menstruation, timelines, hygiene) Taylor takes time to discuss changing frienships, nutrition, managing your mood, and finding a "trusted adult" with which to have further conversations. While this isn't a gender-neutral book, in the introduction Taylor acknowledges that maybe not everyone reading this book feels like the word "girl" is right for them and provides some trans resources in the back of the book. I do wish there was a little more discussion and normalizing of gender non-conformity. Last year (in the before times), one of our LS students approached me looking for a puberty book and everything I had to offer her was from the last century. After some research, I bought this and just got around to reading it myself. Overall, I loved it. Great body-positive messages, easy to understand, useful information. There's absolutely no mention of sex in this book. I'm excited to check out the next in the series for older folx. I would recommend this to any of our LS students and maybe a 7th grader if it was all I had, but I think by MS you've probably aged out of this.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Devin

    Highly recommend for anyone who has a girl going through puberty snd for girls going through puberty. Very body positive and science-based. It also discusses friends and safely using social media.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rose

    Well I found this really helpful it feels like someone is speaking to you not you reading a book 5 out of 5

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sadie

    I remember the anxiety, confusion, and curiosity that I felt about getting my period when I was a younger. I have been casually discussing it with my children since they were toddlers, but I was looking for something to really start explaining menstruation to my 8 1/2 year old daughter. We read this book together and she was absolutely taken with it. This is a wonderful book that explains puberty and menstruation thoroughly and opens up the lines of communication. This is the first book of this I remember the anxiety, confusion, and curiosity that I felt about getting my period when I was a younger. I have been casually discussing it with my children since they were toddlers, but I was looking for something to really start explaining menstruation to my 8 1/2 year old daughter. We read this book together and she was absolutely taken with it. This is a wonderful book that explains puberty and menstruation thoroughly and opens up the lines of communication. This is the first book of this kind that I have seen that is written by a woman of color and the illustrations reflect the diversity in our own community (and the larger world), which is important to us. We will keep this book on our shelf and refer back to it in the coming years. I also plan to read it to both my younger daughter and son when the time is right. I wish there were a "boy" equivalent. This book is positive and engaging and I highly recommend it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Betts-Green (Dinosaur in the Library)

    Wow! I need to get this back in time to 10 year old me! Taylor does a fantastic job of covering the basics of early girlhood in language that both informs and does not talk down to kids. So many books on the topic talk to them like they have no idea about anything that's going on, when in reality, they've been talking about this stuff for ages by the time it happens. She provides a good structure for understanding the changes but also makes very clear that there is no one "normal." I will be buy Wow! I need to get this back in time to 10 year old me! Taylor does a fantastic job of covering the basics of early girlhood in language that both informs and does not talk down to kids. So many books on the topic talk to them like they have no idea about anything that's going on, when in reality, they've been talking about this stuff for ages by the time it happens. She provides a good structure for understanding the changes but also makes very clear that there is no one "normal." I will be buying this for my 12-year-old goddaughter as well as any other girls I can think of.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Cosner

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is AWESOME and the MOST BODY POSITIVE book for girls about their changing body and puberty. I would say introduce this book early, 8 is a great age to start, to have girls start reading, learning, and instill positive messages about puberty (lots of questions, sharing of information, and discussions will happen). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rekha

    This book is an excellent resource on puberty. If you’re not familiar with Sonya, she is the founder of The Body Is Not An Apology, and her work is rooted in body positivity. I love that Sonya takes the time to guide the reader through different aspects of who they are in a body affirming way. There is language in here to help kids understand that their bodies are fine the way they are, reminds them of diversity in size, shape and puberty timeline. What you will find: *Information on skin care an This book is an excellent resource on puberty. If you’re not familiar with Sonya, she is the founder of The Body Is Not An Apology, and her work is rooted in body positivity. I love that Sonya takes the time to guide the reader through different aspects of who they are in a body affirming way. There is language in here to help kids understand that their bodies are fine the way they are, reminds them of diversity in size, shape and puberty timeline. What you will find: *Information on skin care and skin colors/shades (and embracing our uniqueness). *A section on breast development by stages/timeline and how to measure bra size. *Sections that go into detail on the anatomy of the vulva and internal reproductive organs with diagrams. *Detailed information on periods and period care. However, there are only pads and tampons mentioned. *There is a section that talks about friendships, what makes a good friend and the emotional flux during this time of growth. *Almost zero talk about diets. In fact, Sonya mentions the harm of diet culture and steers them to resources that talk about health at every size. She doesn’t mention BMI and doesn’t use the word “fat” in a negative way. *There is also a section that talks about privacy and consent. *A glossary and list of resources Keep in mind, this book is not gender neutral. Sonya acknowledges that not every reader will identify themselves as a “girl” and gives them the option to identify with the material through their own pronouns. And the words "girl" and "woman" don’t seem to be used as frequently in comparison to Celebrate Your Body 2. There are some illustrations showing diversity, but I think the second book does a better job of adding more.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sera

    I just finished reading this book in advance of my daughter reading it so that we can further our puberty discussion this summer. I know that many parents use the American Girl book on puberty, but my kid doesn't like dolls at all. Therefore, I wanted to find something different because the AG book might not have had much of an impact on her. I really enjoyed this book. It provides a positive take on the changes that a girl's body goes through as she transitions through puberty into adulthood. Th I just finished reading this book in advance of my daughter reading it so that we can further our puberty discussion this summer. I know that many parents use the American Girl book on puberty, but my kid doesn't like dolls at all. Therefore, I wanted to find something different because the AG book might not have had much of an impact on her. I really enjoyed this book. It provides a positive take on the changes that a girl's body goes through as she transitions through puberty into adulthood. There's nothing about sex in the book, which makes it a nice introduction into this area of change. It goes through the science of puberty in a simple, straightforward and positive way. It also provides information on emotions, changing friendships as girls grow older, and hygiene. It doesn't dictate on what a girl should do when it comes to making certain decisions, and it references the notion that girls have control over their bodies and have to right to say "no" to anyone touching them. All in all, a solid book that I highly recommend. I'm hopeful that my daughter will find the information useful when reading it, but at a minimum, I want to use the book as a way in which my daughter and I can continue to have conversations about all of the changes that have already started and will continue coming her way.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lea Grover

    As a sex-positive parenting activist, I was thrilled with almost everything about this book. One of the first passages in the book is clear to explain that although the word "girl" is used to describe the reader, "girl" might not be the word that fits them, and that's okay. It tells these kids that they should insert whatever language feels comfortable, and then check out the GNC resources in the back, and if possible, talk about them with a trusted adult. It's fabulous. It includes diagrams and As a sex-positive parenting activist, I was thrilled with almost everything about this book. One of the first passages in the book is clear to explain that although the word "girl" is used to describe the reader, "girl" might not be the word that fits them, and that's okay. It tells these kids that they should insert whatever language feels comfortable, and then check out the GNC resources in the back, and if possible, talk about them with a trusted adult. It's fabulous. It includes diagrams and illustrations showing the diversity of pubescent bodies, as well as VERY useful diagrams and instructions for things like how to use a maxi pad, what period blood might look like, how hormones work, what a uterus and vulva and vagina and ovaries are. It is FABULOUS. My only criticism is that it doesn't cover sex, at all. Not even to explain to children what might be happening to them if they're being sexually abused. Beautifully inclusive and comprehensive with puberty and biology and gender identity, but not a thing about sex. And the idea that a twelve-year-old going through puberty doesn't NEED to know this information is, I strongly believe, wrong. I am so grateful to be able to give this book to my kids. It's not quite enough, there is a lot more we will have to talk about on our own, but what an excellent resource for a deeply confusing time.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nora Boyd

    "Celebrate Your Body (and it's Changes Too!) by Sonya Renee Taylor, author of "The Body is Not an Apology" (also, her instagram of the same name is just... amazing) I bought this for my daughter when she was 9, because after looking at a lot of books about puberty for girls, I found this one to be the most informative, without some of the subtle (or even outright overt) body shaming, white-centric, hetero-normative themes of other books. It talks about EVERYTHING from how to deal with friendships "Celebrate Your Body (and it's Changes Too!) by Sonya Renee Taylor, author of "The Body is Not an Apology" (also, her instagram of the same name is just... amazing) I bought this for my daughter when she was 9, because after looking at a lot of books about puberty for girls, I found this one to be the most informative, without some of the subtle (or even outright overt) body shaming, white-centric, hetero-normative themes of other books. It talks about EVERYTHING from how to deal with friendships and crushes (and it doesn't focus on only hetero crushes/relationships), personal grooming (I appreciated that it talks about all textures of hair, and that shaving is a personal choice) and ALL the physical and emotional changes that come with changing bodies in a matter of fact way. It does not really discuss masturbation, intercourse, STDs, pregnancy etc. so you may want other books like "It's Not the Stork" or "It's So Amazing" (both by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley) if your child wants more information on those topics. I appreciated that this book represents a lot of diverse body types, and reinforces that everyone has a "good body." This is the book I wish I would have been able to read when I was a tween in the late 80s/early 90s - I definitely cried a couple times at how affirming it was.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    I read this in preparation to give to my daughter who is about to turn 11. It explains things so well and I really appreciated how she normalizes puberty and some of the changes that can seem scary to young girls. I was raised very conservative. My parents signed me out of the sex education portion taught in 7th grade and I just learned not to ask questions or talk about any of this. I don't think that's the answer and I want to be prepared when my daughter hits puberty. I would much rather her I read this in preparation to give to my daughter who is about to turn 11. It explains things so well and I really appreciated how she normalizes puberty and some of the changes that can seem scary to young girls. I was raised very conservative. My parents signed me out of the sex education portion taught in 7th grade and I just learned not to ask questions or talk about any of this. I don't think that's the answer and I want to be prepared when my daughter hits puberty. I would much rather her understand what's going on, than be fearful, embarrassed or ashamed. I love how throughout the book Taylor suggests talking to a trusted adult and even goes on to explain characteristics of a trusted adult. I'm not sure whether my daughter will talk to me about any of this right away or ever, but I love that she'll have a resource (this book!) to help her understand things better than I did. I also love that this opens the door to those conversations if and when she wants to have them.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Shaazi

    The book is nicely illustrated but the content is a bit babyish. The writing suits an 8 or 9 year old but the content is probably more appropriate for an older kid. I am a bit worried that the puberty timeline (pg. 13) and the breast development timeline (pg 45) provide contradictory ages. I wouldn’t suggest this is the only book to give your daughter to explain puberty and beware of the babyish narrative- it may put off kids that are used to more sophisticated informative writing. This book is The book is nicely illustrated but the content is a bit babyish. The writing suits an 8 or 9 year old but the content is probably more appropriate for an older kid. I am a bit worried that the puberty timeline (pg. 13) and the breast development timeline (pg 45) provide contradictory ages. I wouldn’t suggest this is the only book to give your daughter to explain puberty and beware of the babyish narrative- it may put off kids that are used to more sophisticated informative writing. This book is best suited to a older girl 10-11+ that has low reading comprehension.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gillian

    This was a great book that speaks to girls about puberty in a friendly and very body-positive way. It did a good job of communicating basic information about puberty for girls ages 8 and up. I didn’t agree with everything the author wrote (like that braces “can be fun.” I guess a lot of kids probably get Invisalign these days, which is probably easier to deal with, but I can say from personal experience that in no way are braces “fun.”), but I did agree with all of her major points and how she d This was a great book that speaks to girls about puberty in a friendly and very body-positive way. It did a good job of communicating basic information about puberty for girls ages 8 and up. I didn’t agree with everything the author wrote (like that braces “can be fun.” I guess a lot of kids probably get Invisalign these days, which is probably easier to deal with, but I can say from personal experience that in no way are braces “fun.”), but I did agree with all of her major points and how she described important concepts. Would definitely recommend this book to preteen girls.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Caylie

    I wanted to read this before I gave it to my 9 year old daughter and honestly... I wish I had had this book when I was a child. It’s informative, but speaks to the reader like they are a friend. It’s not overwhelming and is definitely something every young girl should read to prepare themselves for puberty. Also, it helps me answer questions when my daughter has them, but at her level.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    This is a good book to read with your daughter when it gets to be that time in their life. The author broke it down easily enough for both parents and children to read and understand. There are a few things that I wasn't happy about, but my daughter and I were able to talk about why I didn't like this or that. I would recommend this book to any parent who needs to be having this type of talk with their young daughter. This is a good book to read with your daughter when it gets to be that time in their life. The author broke it down easily enough for both parents and children to read and understand. There are a few things that I wasn't happy about, but my daughter and I were able to talk about why I didn't like this or that. I would recommend this book to any parent who needs to be having this type of talk with their young daughter.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Terrific, reassuring information about a confusing stage of life. How I wish this book had been around when I was a young girl! Thoroughly body-positive and inclusive. Bought this for my 10 yo girls who are too embarrassed by the very idea of puberty to read it themselves. Hoped my reading and talking about it would help normalize the information, we’ll see.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Halden

    This is an amazing resource for young girls (and in this case their Dad too). This was a wonderful, approachable, and inclusive explanation of puberty. My daughter noted how "polite" the language was when talking about different body types. This is an amazing resource for young girls (and in this case their Dad too). This was a wonderful, approachable, and inclusive explanation of puberty. My daughter noted how "polite" the language was when talking about different body types.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Breanne

    I bought this book for my daughter that is 10. It's getting to be that time for her, and since she loves to read, I figured this would be a good place to start. I really love the body positive message this book has. Will update after I get some feedback from her. I bought this book for my daughter that is 10. It's getting to be that time for her, and since she loves to read, I figured this would be a good place to start. I really love the body positive message this book has. Will update after I get some feedback from her.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Leyla

    It Builds You Up I like it because it's a book against stereotypes, it encourages you to be the best version of you. I was looking for a book that helped me and my daughter understand her ever changing self, I was also looking for a book about friendship. It truly covered everything I needed. It Builds You Up I like it because it's a book against stereotypes, it encourages you to be the best version of you. I was looking for a book that helped me and my daughter understand her ever changing self, I was also looking for a book about friendship. It truly covered everything I needed.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Casey Jo

    Hurray! A great book to leave lying around for kids to pick up and peruse. I especially love Taylor's note that she doesn't use the word "beautiful" much for people and how many better ways there are to describe people. Hurray! A great book to leave lying around for kids to pick up and peruse. I especially love Taylor's note that she doesn't use the word "beautiful" much for people and how many better ways there are to describe people.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mimi

    Read with my soon to be 8 year old who is just starting to show signs of puberty. Loved the body positive framing and she loved all the pro-girl language. Helped her learn more about the process and her body and not to fear the process. Put her mind at ease.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Eliana Casiano

    An amazing body book filled with tips, how-to's, facts, and more! Just by reading the first chapter, I immediately knew I would give this 5 stars. Now, I know that I am ready for all the new and interesting changes ahead! An amazing body book filled with tips, how-to's, facts, and more! Just by reading the first chapter, I immediately knew I would give this 5 stars. Now, I know that I am ready for all the new and interesting changes ahead!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tricia

    This was a great first book to read about puberty with my 10 year old. I love it’s body positive message and that it didn’t get into topics that were too mature for her. It will be a great resource for us to go back to as she gets older too.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ro Givens

    Great starting point for parents and daughters to positively discuss puberty, choices, and boundaries.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Diwali L

    A must have in every home. This is as good for my son as it is for my daughter! Thank you for writing this necessary book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    This is fun, positive, and well written. Great resource for young adolescents (age 8-13ish I'd say.) This is fun, positive, and well written. Great resource for young adolescents (age 8-13ish I'd say.)

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