The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls Report, American Psychological Association, 2007.
Ask the Mediatrician (Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health)
Beacon Street Girls (Literature that helps build self-esteem for girls ages 9 to 13).
Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture. Schor, Juliet B. New York: Scribner, 2004.
Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers. Quart, Alissa. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2003.
Buy, Buy, Baby: How Consumer Culture Manipulates Parents and Harms Young Minds. Thomas, Susan Gregory. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Children, Adolescents, and the Media, 2nd edition. Strasburger, Victor, Wilson, Barbara Jan, and Jordan, Amy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009.
Consuming Kids: Protecting Our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing and Advertising. Linn, Susan. New York: Anchor Books, 2005.
Daughters: For Parents of Girls (A bimonthly newsletter and online forum).
Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun: Young Women and Mentors on the Transition to Womanhood. Hughes, K. Wind and Wolf, Linda (eds.). Stony Creek, CT: New Society Publishers, 1997. (Includes an interview with Jean Kilbourne).
Full Mouse, Empty Mouse. Zeckhausen, Dina. Atlanta, GA: Magination Press. 2003. (A book for grade school children with a companion curriculum).
The Future of Fatherhood from Joe Kelly, founder of Dads & Daughters.
Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence. Kelsey, Candice. New York: Marlowe & Company, 2007.
The Girls’ Guide to Life. Dee, Catherine. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 2005. Available from Empowering Books for Girls.
Girls Inc. Presents: You’re Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self. Mysko, Claire. Cincinnati, OH: Adams Media, 2008.
How to Say It to Girls: Communicating with Your Growing Daughter. Gruver, Nancy. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 2004.
“The Influence of Media Violence on Youth”. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, A Journal of the American Psychological Society, Volume 4, Number 3, December 2003.
Living Outside the Box: TV-free Families Share Their Secrets. Broke, Barbara. Spokane: Eastern Washington University Press, 2007.
Media, Sex and Health: A Community Guide for Professionals and Parents. Rademacher, Kate H. Chapel Hill, NC: The Women’s Center (2007).
The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators and Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers. (Produced by PBS for Frontline in 2001. Available with a teacher’s guide).
The Modern Dad’s Handbook. Badalament, J. Cole Valley Mill, 2007.
Mother Power. Plumez, Jacqueline Hornor. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2002.
New Moon: A Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams. (For and mostly by girls ages 8 to 12).
Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes. Brown, Lyn, Mikel, Lamb, Sharon, and Tappan, Mark. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes. Lamb, Sharon and Brown, Lyn Mikel. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2006.
The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-esteem, Healthy Eating, & Positive Body Image at Home. Herrin, Marcia and Matsumoto, Nancy. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze. Books, 2007.
Personal Quests & Quandaries: Coming of Age in the 21st Century. Hotchkiss, Carol W. Gilsum, NH: Avocus Publishing, Inc., 2004.
The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids. Madeline Levine. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. Pipher, Mary. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004.
Scarleteen (Sex Education for the Real World)
Sex Discussed Here! (Lectures and trainings about sex and relationships)
Shaping Youth (Mission is to shift negative influences of pop culture to a healthier world view for kids)
Smokescreeners. (An educational program to take the glamour out of smoking in movies).
SPARK (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge). A coalition of local and national partner organizations committed to working together to challenge the sexualization of girls.
Speaking and Listening from the Heart: Facilitator’s Handbook (Available from the Teen Talking Circles Project)
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol. (A film about drinking on college campuses by Jackson Katz and Jean Kilbourne).
SPONGEHEADZ: U & Media. Ziegler, Lynn. Bothell: Book Publishers Network, 2007.
Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids. Carlsson-Paige, Nancy. New York: Hudson Street Press, 2008.
The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear From You About Sex. Maxwell, Sharon. New York: Penguin Group, 2008.
Teen Voices (A magazine by and for teenage girls).
Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture (Available for free from the Center for a New American Dream)
Underage and Overweight: Our Childhood Obesity Crisis – What Every Family Needs to Know. Berg, Francie. Long Island City, NY: Hatherleigh Press, 2005.
Video Games & Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control. Cash, Hilarie and McDaniel, Kim. Enumclaw, WA: Issues Press, 2008.
Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy. Anderson, Craig A., Douglas A. Gentile, and Katherine E. Buckley. Oxford University Press, 2007.
Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls (ages 12-18) (A facilitator’s guide for running groups and a journal for the girls. Available from www.stephaniecovington.com ).
Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen. Walsh, David. New York: The Free Press, 2004.