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American Girl Publishes First-Ever Book for Boys

American Girl is releasing a book about puberty for boys. New York Times bestselling author Cara Natterson has sold six million copies of her series “The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls.” American Girl has decided to embrace the other half of the population with Natterson’s “Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys.”


Cover for "Guy Stuff"

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It’s a refreshingly irreverent book with illustrations by Micah Player. Natterson intends for boys (or girls) as young as 7 to read “Guy Stuff” from cover to cover.


Cara Natterson

Cara Natterson / via Worry Proof MD


Not only does this book look at the physical changes boys go through as they approach adolescence, but also how their moods and emotions change. Regarding this, Natterson said:

Mood shifts and feeling are really primary in terms of puberty, and those topics are equally important to boys. What does a mood swing look like? What does it mean to feel pressure to man up? There’s a real absence of conversation about those topics among parents of young boys.


“Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys” is out today.


Feature image courtesy of The Odyssey Online.