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Books That Promote a Healthy Body Image
Body-image issues begin affecting kids as early as elementary school, and media can have a strong influence either way. Since kids come in all shapes and sizes, we chose some of our favorite books that reflect that. The titles on our list feature characters whose lives aren't limited or defined by gender stereotypes of "thin, pretty girl" or "strong, athletic boy." And they just might help young readers feel extra comfortable in their own skin. For more examples of positive media, be sure to check out these TV Shows That Defy Gender Stereotypes and Movies That Defy Gender Stereotypes.