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  • ISBN: 1439591180
  • ISBN: 9781439591185
  • ISBN: 1592404596 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781592404599 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxv, 278 p., [8] p. of plates : some col. ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2009, c2008.

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I. EMPOWERMENT 3.0: Ego tripping (there may be a reason why) / Nikki Giovanni -- Young Sistah: Your FINE destiny: teased for being outstanding / Michelle Obama -- Designing your destiny in this new-school world: divine purpose / Tavis Smiley -- Sistahs: as unique as snowflakes and fingerprints: it's a hard-knock life for us / Eve -- The J.J.: journaling & journeying thru life: the power of one: No R-E-S-P-E-C-T / Alfre Woodard -- The difference between need and purpose: my morals for success / Ciara -- Too much pressure / Sanaa Lathan -- II. RELATIONSHIPS: FAMILY, FRIENDS, & BOYS: Ain't nothin' but a "G" thang: gossip / Jasmine Guy -- The parent trap: you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family / Shar Jackson -- Make me beautiful! / Chanel Iman -- R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: how a boy should treat you / Nia Long -- Dating my BGF / Kim Porter -- The taboo topic: SEX: No hook-up/hurt feelings / Blair Underwood -- The dating game / Lauren London & Evan Ross -- Sex, lies, and texting: the lies boys tell: Cheating and lying!?! / Blair Underwood & Terri J. Vaughn -- Love, sex, & STDs / Shahdae Janelle Holland -- Daddy's little girl: how shadows can loom large: Quality man / Ruby Dee --
III. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES: Breakup, no makeup: heartache / Niecy Nash -- I don't wanna look like a clown / Kenya Moore -- Words have power: the B, H, and T words: nappy-headed, well, you know! / Devynity -- Double jeopardy: racism and sexism as obstacles to success: million-dollar baby / Cathy Hughes -- Food for thought: is my fat phat? / Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford -- The not-so-celebrity fit club / Chariesse Griffin -- Hillified hugs: dealing with the blues / Hill Harper -- "It really hurts:" dealing with more than just the blues: lonely and depresses / Bishop Noel Jones -- IV. YOUR FUTURE: Educatin' excellence: do I really need to go to school? / Dr. Melissa Nobles -- The new cool money rule: own business/own boss / Marvet Britto -- The deadliest trap: staying out of the debt pit: unhappy and unorganized / Christina M. Gomes -- The linked S's: savings and self-empowerment: Jane of all trades, master of none? / Angela Bassett and Nicole Loftus -- Career choices / Candace Bond McKeever -- When I grow up, I wanna be ...? / Sharla Crow -- V. THE WONDERMENT OF LIFE: Chocolate cake and 4-letter words: a dream deferred: Congresswoman / Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick & Malinda Williams -- Your heard: always follow it (except with boys): me and my boyfriend / Tatyana Ali -- Throwing off limitations: Ayudeme! / Zoe Saldana -- Seeing rainbows: wonderment of everyday: dreaming big??? / Tavis Smiley -- Keys to REAL happiness: faith and service: voting and politics / Michelle Obama -- Time to make history: the secret of how to be happy (growing to be me) / Nikki Giovanni.
Summary, etc.: Author Harper's vision for young women on facing tough issues and becoming the architect of your own life. Harper delivers straight talk, interspersed with questions answered in the form of e-mails written by well-known, accomplished women. With the voice of an older sibling, Harper offers stirring encouragement in each chapter and captures the spirit he conveys at his public-speaking events. Includes advice on creating a unique authentic image for yourself; confronting racism and sexism; boys, sex, and responsibility; playing to win; avoiding credit card addiction; and turning dreams into reality.--From publisher description.
Subject: Young women Conduct of life
Teenage girls Conduct of life
Teenagers, Black Conduct of life
Young women Conduct of life
Teenagers Conduct of life
Girls Conduct of life
African American women Conduct of life
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