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Being You: The Body Image Book for Boys

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Science-based, inclusive advice is an amazing resource.

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This superb resource can help equip tweens and teens with the tools they need to thrive and survive the teen years, and emerge with a better understanding of themselves and their own worth. Being You: The Body Image Book for Boys is based on science and cites research with the advice it provides, and balances that with first-person stories from young people who are reflecting on their own experiences with body image. The letter from a transgender child about being body confident is wonderful, and the information about eating, diets, and muscle mass is especially relevant for kids in different stages of puberty and development. The language is straightforward, age appropriate, and inclusive; facts and feelings weave together on the page to help readers understand that they aren't alone in their worries, wonders, or fears. The focus is on taking small, sustainable steps to being healthy and happy in body and mind for their entire lives.

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