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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Puberty—and Shouldn't Learn on TikTok

For Curious Girls

Illustrated by Amelia Pinney
Published by Downtown Bookworks
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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Reading this book is like having a cool older sister holding your hand through every curve that puberty throws your way. Funny, frank, and fully illustrated, it covers all of the physical, emotional and social changes going on inside and out.

Puberty is a time of tremendous change. Curves form, moods swing, socializing takes on a whole new look and feel. It can be intimidating and awesome, overwhelming and  liberating. 

In Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Puberty, author Andrea Davis tells girls what to expect as their bodies change—from how to handle acne, to how to choose a bra, to what to use when you get your period. Fully illustrated by Amelia Pinney, the book uses graphics, humor, and loads of anecdotes to explore relationships, sexual feelings, social media, and other pressing, contemporary issues. Engaging, no-holds-barred, and full of useful information, this is a must-read for curious middle school girls.

Born and raised in Queens, New York City as a middle child of 5, Andrea has always been fulfilled by nurturing connections with those around her. She finds the most joy in creating platforms that facilitate storytelling while building community. Much of her inspiration comes from her experiences as a Black woman and the ways she’s managed to amplify her voice as a marginalized person. As a recent graduate of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, she created a dynamic concentration titled “Storytelling, Content Creation, and Cultural Revolution.” Andrea hopes to inspire the next generation with the power and tools to write their own narratives and reclaim their culture. 

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