SOCIAL SCIENCES

What Girls Need: How To Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women

Viking. Aug. 2020. 272p. ISBN 9781984879141. $28. CHILD REARING
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In summer training for the military, Porges was told by a senior officer she’d never cut it because she was a girl. In her first book, Porges describes conducting interviews with Taliban members, working in the White House counterterrorism department, and in the cybersecurity efforts under two presidents. She gives parents tools to teach girls to self-advocate, speak their mind, negotiate, persuade, and collaboratively solve problems.
VERDICT Porges is the ideal candidate to pen a book on how to raise courageous and resilient women in a challenging society. Highly recommended.

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