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Thanks to The Maine Girls' Health Summit Resource List for some of these books.

For Adults

Brown, Lyn Mikel. Raising Their Voices: The Politics of Girls' Anger. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Brown, Lyn Mikel and Gilligan, Carol. Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls' Development. New York: Ballantine Books, 1992.

Levy, Barrie, Ed. Dating Violence: Young Women in Danger. Seal Press, 1998.

National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) "The Girls Report: What We Know & Need to Know About Growing Up Female." The report gives a comprehensive overview of "girls' issues" and model programs that have contributed to girls' successes. www.ncrw.org

Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Teenage Girls. New York: Grosset/Putnam, 1994.

Willard, Susan G. and Deborah M. Michel. When Dieting Becomes Dangerous. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

For Girls

Anderson, Laura Halse. Speak. 2001

Drill, Esther, Heather McDonald, and Rebecca Odes. Deal With It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a GURL. Pocket Books, 1999. For older girls who are facing head-on the urgent and complex issues of girls have to contend with today.

Hughes, K.Wind, and Wolf, Linda. Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun. Stony Creek: New Society Publishers, 1997.

Jukes, Mavis. It's a Girl Thing: New York: Knopf, 1998. A great book about sex and sexuality for the 4th- 7th grade girl.

Willard, Susan G. and Deborah M. Michel. When Dieting Becomes Dangerous. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002