'American Girl' Has a Puberty Guide for Boys & It's About Time

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In the '70s and '80s, adolescent girls learned about the joys (ha ha) of puberty from Judy Blume. In the '90s, we had The Care & Keeping of You from the American Girl brand, which offered girls the lowdown on their periods, bras, hair care, etc. Well, 20 years after that instant classic came out, the brand has finally released a long overdue version for boys called Guy Stuff: The Body Book.

  • 'The Care & Keeping of You' was so loved because it really broke down basics about adolescence in a relatable, accessible way.

    But, until now, there hasn't been a similarly popular and accessible book for boys that makes them feel like the changes they're going through are totally normal.

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  • And that's exactly what 'Guy Stuff' aims to do for boys.

    The tome covers everything from details on acne to understanding how hormones affect your feelings. Love it! Fostering modern masculinity FTW!

  • The book preps boys for all the changes that come between the ages of 9 to 14.

    Sweat, muscles, hair, voice changes, etc. Puberty is obviously a whole new world for young men, but the pediatrician behind Guy Stuff offers info, tips, and insights that make it all seem fairly manageable.

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  • Clearly, it's a no-brainer to grab for boys on the brink of manhood.

    Whether you're a boy or a girl, puberty is confusing. It's about time boys had a straightforward guide to answer their questions and help them prepare for the wild, difficult, and sometimes awkward road ahead.

    You can buy a copy now at AmericanGirl.com.

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