Anne Driscoll, author, journalist, speaker

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Girl to Girl: The Real Deal
"Let's change the world together." "I really love this book. It's terrific."

Mary Pipher,
"Reviving Ophelia"

Ned Hallowell, "Connect"

"Ballet dancer or basketball star, super student or struggling scholar, most popular girl in the class or painfully shy loner, the joys and victories of growing up female are here. So too are the tiny pangs and grand predicaments that tear at young girls. And the best news is that Anne Driscoll offers ideas and solutions, practical steps to overcome life's hurdles. What a great present for a girl, or her parents."

David Sadker,
"Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Shortchange Girls"

A guide to growing-up for today's pre-teen girls, with quotes from dozens of girls. Includes "girl-power" advice on how to get to know a boy, how to handle going to a new school, what to do if you don't feel popular, how to handle problems with people at school, what to do if you have problem with your teacher, how to be a team player and much more.

National Education Association

"It's absolutely critical for girls to deal with so many of these issues at a time when they're hitting adolescence and it's even more crucial now. One out of three baby girls born today is going to live to be 100 so the decision-making they go through early on is going to have enormous consequences if they are not competent, if they can't take care of themselves. It's very critical for girls to deal with issues of competency and self esteem early on."

Caryl Rivers,
"More Joy Than Rage: Crossing Generations With the New Feminism"

A "girl power" book for pre-teens, Girl to Girl: The Real Deal on Being a Girl Today by Anne Driscoll spills secrets of keeping friends, cracks the code of boyspeak and gives the skinny on body image. Quotations from preteen girls pepper the text with a chorus of voices, along with sidebars, quizzes, cartoon illustrations and profiles of regular girls.

Publishers Weekly

Ah, the trials of youth: "My breasts are getting bigger. New hair is growing in weird places. My skin is erupting..." reads Anne M. Driscoll's new book, "Girl to Girl." Promising to give "The Real Deal on Being a Girl Today," it's Element Children's Books' latest for the preteen girl power set. Other issues tackled: "Who should I sit with in the lunchroom?" and the perennial "How can I tell if he really likes me?"

Hugh Son,
New York Daily News

Driscoll, who has written for Teen People, surveyed hundreds of girls from around the country - and the world - regarding their experiences with friends, family, teachers, boys and more. What she found is that the majority shared experiences from which other girls could learn. In their own voices, girls tackle some of the big issues (boys, body image, boys) with Driscoll's advice on building better relationships and self-confidence.

Detroit News




Girl to Girl: Sports and You
"For girls and by girls, this inspirational, interactive book shows that when it comes to sports, girls are not alone in their questions and concerns...Perfect for girls interested in getting involved on any level!"

Donna Lopiano,
Executive Director, Women's Sports Foundation

"Meanwhile from the United States comes a book that chronicles the most significant revolution in school sport we have seen for a century. 'Girl to Girl - Sports and You', by Anne Driscoll, tells how the drive for sexual equality in exercise and games in America is changing not just a generation of girls, but is also changing sport itself."

John Bryant,
Bryant's Eye, Times of London

"To Hannah, sport was something she was never very much interested in," writes Anne Driscoll in her latest self-help book for teenage girls Girl to Girl: Sports and You! But then Hannah discovered cricket and, writes Driscoll, it "changed her entirely." According to Driscoll, "research suggests that girls who play sports have better self esteem, more confidence, higher test scores, lower teen pregnancy rates and are more likely to go to college."...One conclusion is that girls need to be encouraged to compete.

Sian Griffiths,
The Times Educational Supplement

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