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The 20th Anniversary of The Care and Keeping of You Honored In Rewire Interview

Growing up in Boise, Idaho, “The Care and Keeping of You” was everything to Emma Tacke.

She read the book cover to cover. At age 8, it made her excited, not nervous, about puberty and growing up.

“I was so excited about using deodorant, I was so excited to start shaving my legs,” said Tacke, now 25. “It seemed like I was being invited into this cool club.”

The book— which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary— features detailed drawings and advice for how to buy a bra, wash your hair and use a tampon. It made puberty exciting. Sex educators and pediatricians…READ MORE