“I highly recommend The Beautiful List for every young tween and mother who wants to have meaningful conversations that will deepen their relationship. In today’s world with so many conflicting messages, we need girls to know that they are worthy and beautiful inside and out. This book is a great start to last a lifetime."
Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
When twelve-year-old genius Seraphina Reynolds discovers one day that she cares a LOT about how others see her, she creates a “beautiful list”— and begins the journey to put herself on it.
The Beautiful List engages tweens with candid trials about bathing suits, boys, mean girls, body image, sibling jealousy, friendship drama, family dynamics, pressure to perform, and even tragedy. It's a needed conversation starter for middle grade girls who desperately need to know they are beautiful just as they are. But it's also a reminder to those of us who interact with tweens - both boys and girls - that our attitudes and actions about worth matter greatly.
The book includes a book club study guide at the back that can be used individually as a journaling tool or with any group.
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"This book is beautiful and amazing and any middle school girl struggling with believing that they are beautiful NEEDS to read this. This book is a must-have and a masterpiece."
"This book gently reminds all parents that our kids are learning from our words, actions, and feelings, even feelings towards ourselves. It's a beautiful read for tweens, teens and their parents."
Angelika Rampal-Springer, pediatrician, blogger at doctorangel.com
"Christine Virgin captures the deep dive into the question ”Am I beautiful?” in such a lovely way. When one person finds the courage to unearth the hard stuff, it presents others with the opportunity to do the same."
Ann Louise Weaver, Open Door Project
A former Charles Kuralt Fellow at Voice of America, Christine Virgin’s story-telling background comes from various print and broadcast media. After launching a niche magazine for teen girls and working for Discovery Communications, Christine began blogging about parenting at peeinpeace.com, and, more recently, about fiction writing and her new hobby of race car driving at christinevirgin.com. She’s been honing her craft as a writer for two decades, with The Beautiful List as her debut novel. She currently resides in the Washington D.C. area with her family, dog, and an aquarium of constantly rotating residents.Download Media Kit