Deal with it because all bodies are great bodies
From the Series Lorimer Deal With It
Too fat, too thin. Muffin top, flat bum, thunder thighs, spaghetti arms. From an early age, kids learn they are judged for how they look. Both boys and girls are bombarded with messages of what they should look like and are shamed for not measuring up. When kids encounter conflict based on stereotypes of body image, they need the understanding and the tools to deal with the situation and not let it damage their self-esteem. This book provides information, relatable situations and opportunities for kids to explore cultural standards, their own assumptions, and those of others.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||32|
School Library Journal
“A good choice for middle school libraries that would help support information literacy lessons and SEL activities.”—School Library Journal
“This informational book is packed . . . Throughout each of the four chapters are bullet lists of ‘Dos & Don’ts,’ quizzes, myth debunking, readers’ questions asked and answered, and guided scenarios. An introduction to the power of positive thinking.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Tierra Hohn
Tierra Hohn works for youth mental health organization Jack.org and is on the Advisory Board at Body Brave, which provides treatment for individuals struggling with eating disorders. Tierra lives in Toronto.