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The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Friendly, factual book helps girls appreciate their bodies.

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Inviting and packed with information, author Charlotte Markey connects with readers and helps them understand their bodies and their emotions in ways that teach love and self-care. The Body Image Book for Girls provides tons of information and guidance without being preachy, like a series of non-judgmental conversations with a trusted older friend. There's a big focus on how healthy eating is not dieting or about what you're missing, but rather what you're gaining by listening to your body. The anecdotes written by girls of all ages offer a first-person connection to what many readers have experienced and feel like small, personal chats. The huge volume of information and resources never seems overwhelming, and the idea that it's never too late to start taking care of yourself is valuable to readers of all ages.

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