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A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed
Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym 

This smart, savvy book helps teen girls get respect and hold on to it no matter what—at home, at school, with their friends, and in the world. Tips, activities, writing exercises, and quotes from teens keep readers involved. This “big sister” style inspires trust. Girls learn respect is connected to everything, every girl deserves respect, and respect is always within reach because it starts on the inside.



This book is your guide to getting respect and keeping it. 

Learn how to:
  •    be honest about what you want, think, and need
  •    fight back against the myths that keep girls down
  •    speak up when your line is crossed
  •    set boundaries and stick to them
  •    value your total originality
  •    solve disrespect dilemmas
  •    protect and defend yourself
  •    build strong relationships and support other girls
  •    get respect at school and at home
  •    spread respect and make the world a better place

Respect. You need it. You want it. You deserve it.  


Downloads from Respect

"Respect on the Inside" (includes the 7 Respect Basics) (book excerpt)
Educator Download: "10 Ways to Use RESPECT in Schools"



Join Respect author Courtney Macavinta at her next RESPECT Rally! The Rally's equip young women with lasting respect-building skills. Download a Respect Rally flyer or visit Courtney's website to learn more.

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240 pages, illustrated, softcover, two-color, 7" x 9", ISBN 978-1-57542-177-3

F&P: Grades 7 & up/Ages 13 & up/Z
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  • iParenting Media Award Winner
  • Independent Publisher Book Award Winner
  • iParenting Media Awards Greatest Products, Winner
  • ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, Finalist

“Informative and interactive.”—Chicago Tribune

“The splashy, magazine-style layout, with lots of illustrations and sidebar activities, make this an attractive read for girls.”—Youth Today

“Junior and senior high girls, as well as their older sisters and mothers, will find it challenging and clarifying.”—Voice of Youth Advocates

“Powerful and positive message.”—Children’s Literature

Item No: 21773W

Price: $16.99


Related materials:
Questions & Quotes for Girls In a Jar®
See Jane Win® for Girls
Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D. 
Speak Up and Get Along!
Scott Cooper 

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What People Are Saying

"Respect inspires girls to replace self-doubt with far more powerful beliefs: self-respect, sisterhood, and social change. Macavinta and Vander Pluym offer young women both advice to live by and tools to spread the word."—Peggy Orenstein, author, School Girls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap

"Great book! A thorough guide that both parents and girls will love." —Rosalind Wiseman, author, Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

"Respect should be on every girl's nightstand—right next to her diary."—Peggy Klaus, author, Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It