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Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik is best known as Amy Farrah Fowler on America’s #1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory, a role for which she has received four Emmy nominations and a Critics’ Choice Award. She also starred in the early-1990s sitcom Blossom. Mayim earned a BS from UCLA in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies, and went on to earn a PhD from UCLA in Neuroscience. She is the author of Beyond the Sling and Mayim’s Vegan Table.
 
Mayim founded GrokNation.com in 2015 as a platform for sharing her writing on everything from religious observance to women’s issues to politics to maintaining modesty in Hollywood. She seeks to present herself as a normal, imperfect mom trying to make everything run smoothly in a world that often feels out of her control. Mayim lives in Los Angeles with her strong, smart, spectacular sons.
 
You can visit Mayim Bialik at groknation.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @MissMayim. Watch her videos at youtube.com/mayimbialik.

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Books to Read Based On Your Hogwarts House!

Need to take a break from stalking the mailman for your Hogwarts letter? Don’t worry, we get it. And we’ve got the perfect list of reads to keep you distracted until it comes!   If you’re a GRYFFINDOR     Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh On her way to the imperial city, Mariko is … Continued
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15 Books We Can’t Wait to Throw in Our Bags This Summer

Are the winter blues getting you down? Do you find your thoughts drifting to warmer weather, days at the beach, and maybe a fabulous vacation or two? Sound like you’re ready to start making your summer plans—and what better place to start than your summer TBR pile? Check out our list of books we can’t … Continued
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Every Book Going on Sale in May 2018

May officially kicks off summer for us here at Penguin Teen HQ, and we have a TON of great books coming your way. From epic fantasy to surrealist literary fiction, we truly have something for everyone this May. Read on for what to look out for!   5/1: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green: Unforgivable betrayals, … Continued
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7 Awkward Growing Up Moments All Girls Can Relate To

Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular, the fantastic debut from The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, is now out in the world and it’s got us remembering all of the terrible awkward moments we endured growing up. We asked Penguin Teen fans to share their most awkward experience “girling up” and they were just … Continued
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Every Book Going On Sale in May 2017!

As Justin Timberlake once said, “it’s gonna be May.” And this May, we’ve got a whole lineup of amazing books that you NEED to put on your TBR as soon as humanly possible. Read on for our upcoming May reads!   5/2: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr: Memento meets Everything, Everything in … Continued
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11 Nonfiction Books That Will Change Your Life

Nonfiction comes in many forms: memoir, autobiography, how-to, and more. And there’s just something great about reading a nonfiction book, an experience you wouldn’t normally get. Read on for 11 books that will give you knowledge, feels, and inspiration!   Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, Reshma Saujani, … Continued
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8 Books to Give to Your Little Sister

We know you’ve got great taste in books (duh, because you follow us), so why not lend some expertise to your little sister? We’ve got 8 great books that she’s sure to love (and you will too!). Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi From New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi comes a beautifully dark Persian fantasy about a girl working … Continued
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