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Girls' Life magazine April/May 2020

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Girls' Life is the #1 magazine for girls ages 10+. Expert advice on school, friendship, family and crushes plus fab fashion inspiration, skincare and beauty tips, pro fitness advice, craft and party DIYs, celeb interviews and more. Parents' Choice award winner.

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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min.

It’s a question I get all the time: When will we have a woman president? In October of 2016, I thought I knew the answer. Obviously, I was wrong. As I am writing this at the end of February, we have two women left in the race, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Both smart, respected and experienced (among many other qualities). And, according to pundits, neither stands a real shot. The question is, why? Certainly, you can disagree with Warren and Klobuchar’s past votes, present policies and future proposals, but it’s hard to get past the subtext: Even though a whopping 94% of Americans say they’d vote for a woman, there are serious doubts about a woman being “electable”—and about a woman leading the free world. Let’s go back for a…

2 min.
beauty fun + freebies

TO ENTER… Go to girlslife.com • Look for the giveaway box • Click on the prize and enter • Enter for all prizes all month long • Enter as many times as you want • Open to U.S. residents only 1 WIN! KareCo tangle buster brush massages scalp and erases knots. $13 2 Limelights unite! Today is Daniel Seavey’s b-day. 3 WIN! With Clio, a quick and smooth shave is always at your fingertips. $9 4 Hayden Summerall: The Chicken Girls star turns 15 today. 5 WIN! Quench skin with oil-free hydration that won’t break you out. $6 6 Yay for Peyton List, and HBD to her twin Spencer, too! 7 WIN! Nourishing deep treatment hydrates dry hair. $13 8 Hint: Get style star Skai Jackson sneakers for her b-day today. 9 Need a closet pick-me-up? You’ll be ~feeling yourself~…

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millicent simmonds is changing the narrative

Imagine living in a world where making a single sound could have deadly consequences. That’s the terrifying situation the characters in A Quiet Place: Part II (out March 20) find themselves in. But, the family at the center of the film has something special that helps them survive the invasion of noise-sensitive aliens: Their daughter, Regan, who is deaf. Regan is played by Millicent Simmonds, a brilliantly talented 17-year-old actress who is deaf in real life—something that was vitally important to John Krasinski, who wrote and directed A Quiet Place and its sequel. “I’m so grateful that John really wanted to convey my experience as a deaf person and have it feel genuine,” Millicent says of the way A Quiet Place portrays deafness. “I thought he did an amazing job. I’ve had a lot…

3 min.
must list

MARCH 20 1 I STILL BELIEVE If “tearjerker romances” and “crush-worthy guys” are on your list of interests, then you need to add I Still Believe to your calendar. The movie stars Riverdale’s K.J. Apa as real life singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and Britt Robertson as his wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who was diagnosed with cancer just before they married. MARCH 27 2 MULAN The latest Disney classic to get the live-action treatment, Mulan is the story of a young woman who disguises herself as a man to join the Chinese army in her ailing father’s place. Expect a bunch of song and dance moments, plus Mulan brings serious action to the big screen. APRIL 3 3 PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY In this sequel, the mischievous bunny runs away from home while Thomas McGregor and Bea are on…

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CITY SPIES BY JAMES PONTI ALADDIN, $18 After hacking into the New York Juvenile System Justice Base to expose her corrupt foster parents, Sara Martinez faces years in juvie—without her computer. But her coding skills lead to her rescue—and her recruitment to a secret spy organization. The group uses kids to go where adults can’t, like the International Youth Summit in Paris. Juvie may have been easier, because now Sara has to save the world with an erratic team of tech-savvy, know-it-alls just like her. A GIRL, A RACCOON, AND THE MIDNIGHT MOON BY KAREN ROMANO YOUNG ILLUSTRATED BY JESSIXA BAGLEY CHRONICLE, $17 Bookish and socially awkward, Pearl is on a mission to save the Edna St. Vincent Millay Library, where her mother is a librarian. Closure seems certain after someone steals the head of…

2 min.
we've reached peak…

On Netflix’s new comedy series, The Healing Powers of Dude, 13-year-old Jace Chapman plays Noah, a teen with severe social anxiety disorder. When Noah decides to attend school for the first time, his parents get him an emotional support dog named Dude. In real life, Jace is a force of nature with a passion for mountain climbing (when he was 11, he became the second youngest person in history to summit Mount Kilimanjaro). We caught up with Jace to talk about all of his adventures—on-screen and off. ON HIS OWN EXPERIENCES WITH ANXIETY AND PREPARING FOR THE ROLE: “I’ve never experienced social anxiety disorder. However, like most kids, I experience brief anxiety and nervousness in certain situations. To prepare for the role, I studied articles, watched YouTube videos and talked with…