Lynda Madaras is an educator and author. She has written a number of books on puberty including two (What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters, and What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons) that are on the American Library Association's list of 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books 1990-2000. Her books have won numerous awards, including recognition as an American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. She has one daughter, Area, and two granddaughters. Her other titles include My Body, My Self for Girls, My Body, My Self for Boys, Ready, Set, Grow!, On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!, Womancare, Child's Play, and The Alphabet Connection.