Softcover, 26 pages. 2nd edition.
Passage: A Girl's Guide is a comprehensive menstruation guide for girls. Biology, history, menstrual options, and more come together in a lively, positive approach to menstruation. Written with the health of bodies, attitudes, and the environment in mind, this book provides a great introduction to an important new phase of life.
Written by Michelle A.L. Singer. Illustrations by Alyssa Beers.
I have been looking for a long time to find a postive book about menstruation for my almost pre-teen daughter and her little sister (for the future) I am so glad to have found Passage: A Girl's Guide! The subject matter of menstruation is presented in a frank and factual manner, while maintaining a body-positive message for young women. Additional bonus is the thorough discussion of reusable menstrual products, and cultural celebrations of womanhood around the world. I highly recommend this book to everyone!!
I am so glad I found this book. I was looking for a book that explained menstruation and body changes for my daughter, but many books add in unnecessary U.S. cultural norms like information about shaving your legs and or armpits that my daughter shouldn't have to think about or make a decision about at her young age. I just wanted a book that presented menstruation abd body changes in a positive manner so she could prepare herself mentally for the things coming up in her future. I also really appreciate that the book mentions using cloth pads in addition to traditional U.S. Disposable products and highlights the difference between standard tampons and organic, unbleached tampons. Thank you for offering this book!
This is book #4 I read about puberty and menstruation and is by far the most positive of them all. Everything is presented in a clear and positive way, perfect for any age. I had already settled on "Ready Set Grow" for my 8yo to discuss puberty, and while is beautifully written, it goes a little bit deeper into tampon usage and sex more than I feel comfortable talking to an 8yo, this book is perfect not to mention the only one I've seen discuss reusable products as well as organic disposable options, all in all this along with Menstruation Sensation (also sold here) are great for little girls curious about puberty, periods and ALL available options.