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Love Your Body

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Uplifting book for tweens celebrates all kinds of bodies.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+


It’s okay like the message but don’t like just don’t include transgender people discrimination Plus just saying girls not boys

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This charmingly illustrated, uplifting book uses engaging text and delightful art to help tweens embrace their changing, wonderful bodies. Though the text in Love Your Body loops around its major concepts in what could feel like a repetitive manner (for example: "Bodies come in all different forms and abilities. All these bodies are different ... what makes you different makes you, you."), this kind of rephrasing for young readers reinforces important ideas about loving your body and respecting other people's bodies. Rossetti's illustrations are warm and inclusive: Most readers who identify as a girl or as gender-fluid/nonbinary will see themselves in these pages.

The book features real bodies that we don't often see in media, let alone kid's books. And it includes unshaven armpits and legs, stretch marks, flat-chested girls, confident fat people in revealing clothes, and folks in wheelchairs engaging in sports. The tips, activities, and resource-rich end pages extend opportunities for growth. This is a welcome addition to any tween's or classroom's bookshelf.

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