The Mother-Daughter Book Club Rev Ed.: How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh, and Learn Through Their Love of Reading (Paperback)

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The Mother-Daughter Book Club Rev Ed.: How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh, and Learn Through Their Love of Reading (Paperback)

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Newly revised and updated, the 10th anniversary edition of the classic story of how a group of mothers and daughters transformed and enriched their relationships through books

Combining the practical with the personal, The Mother-Daughter Book Club tells the story of 10 mothers and their preteen daughters and how their relationships were enriched through a monthly reading club. With step-by-step guidelines, stories, anecdotes, reading lists, sample themes and related activities, it offers practical instructions for starting a book club while encouraging mothers and daughters to learn to talk openly with one another.

At a key stage of their daughter's development, mothers will find a hopeful antidote to depression, eating disorders, self-destructive behavior and other problems facing adolescent girls. Most important, The Mother-Daughter Book Club shows that reading, learning and spending time together helps girls build self-esteem.

With suggested reading lists from authors and experts ranging from Kaye Gibbons, Joyce Carol Oates and Tipper Gore to Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Beth Winship and Ann Martin, The Mother-Daughter Book Club has the potential to inspire whole networks of reading clubs nationwide.

Shireen Dodson is Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Civil Rights attaché U.S. Department of State. Her second book, One Hundred Books for Girls to Grow On, offers a selection of both new and classic titles, and it serves as a companion to The Mother-Daughter Book Club. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is the mother of three children.

“This is a book that was waiting to be born, an angel book sent to give mothers and daughters hope. The Mother-Daughter Book Club is about community, about adults supporting each other and helping other people’s children.” — Mary Pipher

"The Mother-Daughter Book Club is an idea that is so wonderful, so full of commonsense goodness, why has it taken so long for it to be born? This could easily be the catalyst for a national movement." — Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

“This is a book that was waiting to be born, and angel book sent to give mothers and daughters hope. The Mother-Daughter Book Club is about community, about adults supporting each other and helping other people’s children. It’s about communicating values to children in ways that work. It will help mothers and daughters connect in new ways and save many Ophelias from drowning.” — Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia