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Welcome to your period! / Yumi Stynes & Dr. Melissa Kang ; [illustrations, Jenny Latham].

Stynes, Yumi, 1975- (author.). Kang, Melissa, (author.). Latham, Jenny, (illustrator.).

A frank, funny, age-appropriate guide for pre-teens about getting your period. Getting your period for the first time can be mortifying, weird and messy-- and asking questions about it can be even worse. Packed with honest advice on managing Aunt Flo like a boss, this book will induct pre-teens into the secret society of menstruation: from demystifying what cramps feel like, to whether you can feel it coming out, to what you should do if your pad leaks onto your dress. With Yumi's sisterly wisdom and Dr Kang's medical advice, case studies, first-person accounts and questions from real teens, this book for pre-teens (9-12 years) is guaranteed to make you feel special about getting your period.

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  • ISBN: 9781536214765 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1536214760 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781536214772 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1536214779 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: vii, 163 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Your complete, no-nonsense guide to going with the flow"--Cover.
"First published by Hardie Grant Egmont (Australia) 2019"--Page facing title page.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome to your period -- The basics -- I'm worried it will never come -- Before you get your period -- Be prepared with a period pack -- Surprise, it's here! Dealing with your first period -- Ways to share the news -- You got it! Celebrate with a period party! -- I can't talk about periods with my parents -- What happens after your first period? -- How to manage your period: pads, tampons, and more -- Keeping track of your period -- Period challenges: At school ; Playing sports ; Swimming ; Sleepovers ; Camping ; I live with my dad ; Emergency measures -- What to do if you feel lousy -- How to handle period pain -- Can I make my periods stop? -- Hygiene and your period -- What do boys think of periods? -- Being an ally: a primer -- Periods and the environment -- About the vagina -- Awesome puberty -- Is something wrong? -- Periods and sex -- The incredible monthly hormone cycle -- Period boss pledge -- Expand your period vocabulary! -- Resources.
Target Audience Note:
For ages 9-12 years.
Subject: Menstruation > Juvenile literature.
Puberty > Juvenile literature.
Preteen girls > Health and hygiene > Juvenile literature.
Teenage girls > Health and hygiene > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Self-help publications.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Susquehanna County Library.


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