Announcing The “Enough As She Is” Summer Read Program!
It’s that time again: the clock is counting down to summer, and it’s time to select your school’s summer read!
This year, schools who make Enough As She Is their summer read will receive discounted book prices and a free Skype Q & A with Rachel!
Sign up before May 31 and receive…
- A 30-minute Skype Q & A with Rachel
- An educator’s guide designed to help schools apply strategies from the book
- A discounted bulk rate on Enough As She Is, courtesy of Politics and Prose Bookstore
Fill out the form below and we will be in touch.
Educator’s Guide Sample:
Bulk Rate Information:
Courtesy of Politics and Prose Bookstore, schools that make Enough As She Is their summer read will receive a discounted bulk rate on their order.
- 25-99 books = $19.03/each
- 100-499 books = $18.19/each
- 500 or more books = $16.79/each
Note: Minimum order of 25 books. Discounted books cannot be resold or returned.
Why Enough As She Is?
For many girls today, the drive to achieve is fueled by brutal self-criticism and an acute fear of failure. Though young women have never been more “successful”–outpacing boys in GPAs and college enrollment–they have also never struggled more. On the surface, girls may seem exceptional, but in reality, they are anxious and overwhelmed, feeling that, no matter how hard they try, they will never be smart enough, successful enough, pretty enough, thin enough, popular enough, or sexy enough.
Rachel Simmons is a gifted educator and curriculum writer who has been researching young women for two decades, and her writing is packed with strategies you can immediately implement in your classrooms. Backed by vivid case studies, Simmons warns that we have raised a generation of young women so focused on achieving that they avoid healthy risks, overthink setbacks, and suffer from imposter syndrome, believing they are frauds. As they spend more time projecting an image of effortless perfection on social media, these girls are prone to withdraw from the essential relationships that offer solace and support and bolster self-esteem.plainly shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence—nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth.
Deeply empathetic and meticulously researched, Enough As She Is offers a clear understanding of this devastating problem and provides practical advice—including teaching girls self-compassion as an alternative to self-criticism, how to manage overthinking, resist the constant urge to compare themselves to peers, take healthy risks, navigate toxic elements of social media, prioritize self-care, and seek support when they need it. Enough As She Is sounds an alarm to parents and educators, arguing that young women can do more than survive adolescence. They can thrive. Enough As She Is shows us how.