|Volunteering at the book table|
The day of the event was great. Anna (counselor intern) and I got to meet with Haley (who's super nice) and volunteered at her book table. There was a great and diverse crowd of current elementary, middle and high school students with their moms (and a few dads). Haley and 3 current high school students told their story of how their middle school years were difficult. Haley then shared how she started her Girl Talk Program despite being ridiculed by her peers. She told the girls that they were not alone in their journey in growing up and that lessons would be learned as the journey progressed. There was lots of audience participation and lots of questions from the girls in the audience. I could tell that the girls and parents really enjoyed the event. I had about 20 people from my school to attend and the day after the event both the students and parents told me how much they enjoyed the event and couldn't wait to start reading their book.
|Girls "signing in" (these are actually some of my students). If you can't read the question up top it says "what has been the most difficult obstacle you have face in middle school?"|
|Sharing middle school stories & giving reassurance that it's only temporary|
|Author Haley Kilpatrick, signs books|
|Anna (counselor intern), Haley & me|
|With counselor pal Julia V. Taylor|
When parents come to you asking for resources to help their tween daughter deal with growing up, I recommend this book! I liked this book so much that I asked my school librarian to order 3 copies for the school. I know that many girls will benefit from reading this book. They will know that middle school can be tough but know that it is survivable!
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