If you loved the Daring Book for Girls, then I’ve got great news for you! Fantabulous authors YA Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz have just published The Double-Daring Book for Girls, which is chock full of how-to’s for the daring girl in all of us.
As a research junkie, I can’t even begin to imagine how much work it was to pull together all of this info… The Double-Daring Book addresses everything from how to dye your hair using Kool-Aid to the ins and outs of running a magazine. My personal favorites? How to conduct an orchestra (I’ve always wanted to know how to move the baton), how to get out of trouble (although in truth I could have used this one about twenty-five years ago), and how to say hello, good-bye, and thank you around the world (just a good thing to know!).
Here’s what Andrea and Miriam have to say on their website about what daring means for girls:
As we learned in the original Daring Book for Girls, daring comes in many flavors. It can mean seeking adventure and being bold when bold is called for. It can mean being confident and brave and saying yes to the good risks that life brings your way. It is true that some daring happens on a grand scale, such as rafting down a raging river, surfing monster waves, saving lives, or traveling on a worldwide expedition. But everyday daring, courage, and bravery are no less important, whether it’s trying something new, sticking up for someone who is being teased, or taking a small chance that winds up making a big difference.
Want to win a copy of The Double-Daring Book for Girls? Just leave a comment below about what daring means to you or write about a time you were daring in your own life, and you’ll be entered to win! Two winners will be selected on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.