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‘Queen Bees and Wannabees’ author to lead valley workshops

Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman knows a mean girl when she sees her.Wiseman, author of “Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence” (on which the movie “Mean Girls” was based), will lead workshops this week to help students and faculty in Aspen and Basalt deal with such social issues.The co-founder and president of the Empower Program penned “Queen Bees and Wannabees” to confront the topics of cliques, bullying, peer pressure and social roles for young girls.On Wednesday, the New York Times best-selling author will facilitate a workshop with Basalt Middle School fifth through eighth-grade students. She will present a keynote address open to the public at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Aspen District Theatre on the topic.Wiseman travels to schools nationwide, using role play and scenarios to talk with students about how their choices and behaviors affect each other. For more information about Wiseman’s Empower Program, visit http://www.empowered.org.

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