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Research and Resources

At Orchard House School, we are continually looking for ways to keep connected to what is going on in the world of girls. Below is a list of resources and information from past events we have held and links to the websites of some of our speakers. We have also compiled a list of websites and organizations that further the causes of girls’ education throughout the world.


Boyd, Danah. It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (2015, Yale University Press)

Cohen-Sandler, Roni. Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure (2006, Penguin Books)

Damour, Lisa.  Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood (2016, Random House)

Deak, JoAnn. Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters (2003, Hachette Books)

Deak, JoAnn. How Girls THRIVE: An Essential Guide to Educating Girls (2nd Edition, 2010, Green Blanket Press)

Debold, Elizabeth, Idelisse Malave, and Marie Wilson. Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women (Reprint, 1994, Bantam) 

Elium, Jeanne and Don Elium. Raising a Daughter: Parents and the Awakening of Healthy Women (2003, Celestial Arts)

Guare, Richard, Dawson, Peg.  Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teems Reach Their Potential (2012, Guilford Press)

Levine, Mel. A Mind at a Time (2002, Simon & Schuster)

Levine, Mel. The Myth of Laziness (2004, Simon & Schuster)

Machoian, Lisa. The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression (2006, Dutton)

Orenstein, Peggy.  Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape (2016, Harper)

Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (2005, Riverhead Books)

Pipher, Mary. The Shelter of Each Other (2008, Riverhead Books)

Sax, Leonard. Why Gender Matters (2006, Harmony)

Simmons, Rachel. Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (2011, Mariner Books)

Simmons, Rachel.  The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence (2010, Penguin)

Wiseman, Rosalind. Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World (2009, Three Rivers Press)

Global Girl: Thriving in the Age of Contradiction

On March 4th, 2014, Orchard House School presented Global Girl: Thriving in the Age of Contradiction. This symposium looked at leadership, education, mindfulness, and pace from the perspectives of four internationally known speakers: Sally Helgesen, Catherine Kerr, Carl Honore, and Will Richardson.  All videos by "Images in Play".

Sally Helgesen’s talk on "Leadership and Vision"

Catherine Kerr's talk on "Mindfulness" 

Carl Honore talk on "Pace"

Will Richardson's talk on "Education and Technology"