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In December 2002 Lucy Grealy passed away after a long illness. Please join us in sending Lucy's family and friend heartfelt condolences as we celebrate Lucy's beauty, courage and quest for life. Lucy helped us recognize that beauty comes from the inside and for that we thank her. Click here to order Lucy's book Autobiography of a Face

Through lively discussion, illuminating anecdote, and sample conversation, this uplifting book alerts parents to the particular problems of adolescent girls, describes the wide range of "normal" development for girls ages nine through 17, and discusses ways to address critical issues such as friendship, sexuality and body awareness.

GENERAL SELF-ESTEEM

All That She Can Be: Helping Your Daughter Maintain Her Self-Esteem by Dr. Carol J. Eagle and Carol Colman

31 Days to High Self-Esteem: How to Change Your Life So You Have Joy, Bliss & Abundance by Terry Bragg

Lynda Field's 60 Tips for Self-Esteem : Quick Ways to Boost Your Confidence, by Lynda Field Out of Print?

9 Chances to Feel Good About Yourself by Judy A. Laslie

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women, by Naomi Wolf

Journeys to Self-Acceptance : Fat Women Speak by Carol A. Wiley (Editor) Out of Print

Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem, by Marilyn J. Sorensen, Ph.D.

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D

From Panic to Power, by Lucinda Bassett

Fire With Fire: The New Female Power and How to Use It by Naomi Wolf

Fulfill Your Soul's Purpose:Ten Creative Paths to Your Life Mission by Naomi, Ph.D. Stephan

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Learned Optimism, by Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

Living in the Light: A Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation by Shakti Gawain, Laurel King

Living With Joy : Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation, by Sanaya Roman

Megaliving! : 30 Days to a Perfect Life, by Robin S. Sharma

Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century : A Book by and for Women. by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Jane Pincus

Overcoming Panic Disorder: A Woman's Guide, by Lorna Weinstock, M.S.W. and Eleanor Gilman

Overcoming Stage Fright in Everyday Life, by Joyce Ashley

Positively You!:Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Jinger Heath

Prospering Woman: A Complete Guide to Achieving the Full, Abundant Life , by Ruth Ross, Ph.D.

Recovery of Your Self Esteem : A Guide for Women, by Carolynn Hillman

Second Shift, by Arlie Russell Hochschild with Anne Machung

Revolution from Within, by Gloria Steinem

Simple Abundance : A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, by Sarah Ban Breathnach

True Beauty, by Emme

Triumph Over Fear: A Book of Help and Hope for People with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Phobias, by Jerilyn Ross

Women and Self-Esteem, by Linda Tscherhart Sanford and Mary Ellen Donovan

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing, by Christine Northrup, Ph.D.

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths & Stories About the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

A Woman's Worth, Maryanne Williamson

MOTHER-DAUGHTER READING

It's a Girl Thing : How to Stay Healthy,..., by Mavis Jukes

Meeting at the Crossroads, by Lyn Mikel Brown and Carol Gilligan

Mother Daughter Choices, by Mindy Bingham and Lari Quinn and William P. Sheehan

My Mother's Daughter: Stories by Women, Edited by Irene Zahava -- out of print

The New Don't Blame Mother, by Paula Caplan

Promiscuities : The Secret Struggle for Womanhood, by Naomi Wolf

Reviving Ophelia : Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, by Mary Pipher

Schoolgirls : Young Women, Self-Esteem and the COnfidence Gap, by Peggy Orenstein

Sheroes : Bold, Brash, and Absolutely Unabashed Superwomen from Susan B. Anthony to Xena, by Varla Ventura

Spiritual Parenting : A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing the Heart of Your Child, by Hugh and Gayle Prather

Taking Charge of My Mind and Body: A Girl's Guide to Outsmarting Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking, and Eating Problems, by Gladys Folkers and Jeanne Engelmann - out of print?

The Choice Is Yours : A Teenager's Guide to Self-Discovery, Relationship, Values, and Spiritual Growth, by Bonnie M. Parsley

The Girl Pages : A Handbook of the Best Resources for Strong, Confident, Creative Girls, by Charlotte Milholland

The Mother-Daughter Book Club: How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh and Learn Through Their Love of Reading, by Shereen Dodson

The Mother-Daughter Revolution: From Betrayal to Power, by Elizabeth DeBold, et al. out of print

Things Will Be Different for My Daughter A Practical Guide to Building Her Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance , by Mindy Bingham & Susan Stryker with Susan Allstetter Neufeldt Ph.D.

Women Helping Girls With Choices: A Handbook for Community Service Organizations, by Mindy Bingham and Sandy Stryker

Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind , by Mary Belenky, et al.