Mother, daughter ‘American Girl‘ workshop planned at Barnes & Noble


Barnes & Noble, Inc. is teaming up with American Girl to present “Just Between Us,” a parent and daughter event, on Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. This free workshop for parents and daughters, ages 8 and up, will highlight the importance of helping girls build confidence, adopt a healthy self-image and keep the lines of communication open with their parents as they encounter questions and worries about growing up. Special guest facilitator, Dr. Carol Wheeler, director of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Service at Women & Infants Hospital, will assist parents and daughters in answering questions.

American Girl, a leader in providing top advice books for girls, developed the workshop using content from several of their body-and-mind-related guides, including the new “Care & Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls,” written by board-certified pediatrician Cara Natterson, M.D. The workshop will focus on successful tips, tools and activities girls and parents can use to navigate the emotional changes and challenges of growing up in the most positive and constructive way possible.

The new American Girl title aimed at older girls follows the success of the original book, “The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls,” which has been a runaway bestseller at Barnes & Noble since its publication in 1998. 

“American Girl has established a huge and loyal following with this book,” said Mary Amicucci, vice president of children’s books for Barnes & Noble. “It’s been a fantastic resource for parents, girls, educators, nurses, pediatricians – anyone who works with or cares for girls and wants to make growing up a little easier for them. We’re thrilled to partner with American Girl on a nationwide event that will bring parents and daughters together to celebrate girlhood and to learn fun ways to enjoy the growing up process together.”

Space is limited at this event. Parents and girls interested in participating may contact Katie Rendine, community relations manager at 826-4261 or No purchase is required to participate.


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