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Girls Against Girls
Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change

The subject of “mean girls” has dominated news headlines for years. There have been many books written about bullying from the victim’s perspective, but they are limiting: Most girls have been or will be both victim and aggressor at one point or another. In Girls Against Girls (February 2009; Zest Books; $12.95 US; 128 pages; illustrated; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9790173-6-0) author Bonnie Burton goes further, and breaks down why girls treat each other the way they do and how they can change. In a familiar and informative tone, Girls Against Girls frankly and thoroughly explores:

• real scientific theories about why girls are cruel to each other
• girls’ war tactics, outlined and debunked
• steps to take when things get out of hand
• positive advice for girls on how to unite as a way of being more empowered
• advice from female artists and athletes
• a resource section of girl-power organizations

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Girls Against Girls
Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change

by Bonnie Burton
February 2009; $12.95 US;
128 pages; illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9790173-6-0

Bonnie Burton is a regular contributor to Bust, Geek Monthly, Star Wars Insider, and Wired magazines, and contributed to the comic anthology The Girls’ Guide to Guys’ Stuff.