Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. 

This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.

Packed with graphic novel strips; appealing illustrations; fun lists, quizzes, and challenges; and true stories from tons of real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure, and be their most authentic selves.

If you or the girl in your life loved The Gutsy Girl, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls or Rad American Women A-Z, you'll love this.






Girl power depends on self-confidence, but many girls struggle to see how awesome they really are. The good news is there are steps girls can take to build their confidence – not by twisting themselves into knots, but by gaining new mental tools and embracing their authentic selves. I wish I had this book when I was a girl – and I’m really glad today’s girls have it now.
— Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of Lean In and Option B
If you’ve ever wished you had the courage to say what you really think, or do the thing that scares you, this is the book for you! Confidence is crucial for girls today, and Katty and Claire have figured out the recipe. Their advice is realistic and practical. Reading this book will help you change your life — and the world!
— Rachel Simmons, New York Times bestselling author of Enough as She Is, Odd Girl Out, and Curse of the Good Girl and leadership expert at Smith College.
Wow!!! I love love love this book for girls. Every single day I work with girls who suffer so much because they don’t have the tools The Confidence Code for Girls provides. It gives tweens tips and tools to manage everything from stress to self-doubt to sticky social situations. Adults will appreciate the book’s focus on empowerment and concrete action steps, and girls will love the humor, stories and fun activities. Whether you’re a parent or an educator, this is an invaluable resource.
— Phyllis L. Fagell, school counselor, author, and contributor to the Washington Post’s On Parenting section
Girls should know it’s cool to be different. I learned that lesson on the ice, playing hockey. I didn’t always fit in, but I came to embrace that, and it gave me confidence. This book can help every girl flip that switch in her head, so she can feel the awesomeness and confidence that comes from being unique.
— Hilary Knight, Olympic gold medalist and member of the US women’s national ice hockey team
An essential read for every girl in her tween years. This book encourages girls to take action despite unhelpful thinking patterns, to be unafraid of failure, and to challenge the worries that hold so many girls back. Presented in a relatable and engaging manner, it also provides excellent guidance on navigating the often judgmental and provoking world of social media. Girls will develop a much deeper understanding of what it means to be themselves and express that confidently. I am inspired by what the authors have done in offering such a tremendous guidebook that girls will reference time and time again in their journey to forming a solid, confident self.
— Dr. Bonnie Zucker, licensed psychologist and author of Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children
This is the book every girl needs to make her dreams come true.
— Laurie Hernandez, US Olympic gold medalist and best-selling author of I Got It: To Gold and Beyond
Drawing from their title for adults, The Confidence Code, TV news anchors and co-authors Kay and Shipman offer a handbook for confidence-building directed at girls. The authors discuss ways to override negative thought patterns through mindfulness techniques and urge readers to take risks, foster positive relationships, and to move forward after making mistakes...
— Publisher's Weekly




How to Help Young Girls Keep Their Confidence During Puberty by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman and JillEllyn Riley


Building Confidence In Girls Is All About Risk, Not Perfection by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman and JillEllyn Riley

Thrive Global

You and Your Brain by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman