Speak Up!

A Guide to Having Your Say and Speaking Your Mind

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 7   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Middle school is a tough time for nearly everyone, but it can be especially hard on girls. Between social and cultural pressures, academic challenges, family dynamics, changing hormones, and a growing awareness of the world around them, middle school girls often end up feeling voiceless and powerless. They can struggle with speaking in class, standing up for their beliefs, navigating complicated social situations, and generally letting their voices be heard. Speak Up! confronts these issues head on. In a relatable, frank tone, Speak Up! lets young girls know that what they have to say is important and that their thoughts are worth hearing. By presenting real issues and scenarios that girls will recognize from their own day-to-day lives, as well as exploring the negative thoughts and feelings that can hold them back, Speak Up! will supply girls with the tools they need to understand their feelings and speak up in any situation. Interactive exercises, lists, real-life examples, and attractive graphics will keep the readers engaged from start to finish. More than a book about self-esteem, Speak Up! addresses the cultural factors that hold girls back, and features real strategies to enable them in finding, and using, their voices.

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978-1-93697-676-8
$15.99 $0.00
978-1-93697-677-5
$23.99 $17.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2015-08-01
BISACS JNF053160, JNF070000, JNF071000
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, and Sidebars

Illustrator: Jordyn Bonds

Author: Halley Bondy

Halley Bondy is based in Brooklyn and has worked as a news reporter for the Newark Star Ledger, an arts journalist for Back Stage, and as an editor for MTV Iggy. A playwright, comedian, and the winner of the 2008 Fringe Festival NYC for Outstanding Playwright, she is the author of Don't Sit on the Baby.