Body Image
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Body Image

Deal with it because all bodies are great bodies

By Tierra Hohn, Illustrated by Marne Grahlman

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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.

This accessible illustrated book offers information, quizzes, comics and real-life situations to help kids think critically about body image, how it influences how others see them and how they see themselves. Considered from the viewpoints of the Internalizer, who suffers from body-image issues, the Influencer, who perpetuates negative stereotypes and standards of body image and the Witness, with conflicts around body image, this issue is identified, examined and put into a context kids can use to navigate issues of shaming and self-esteem.

Are you too fat, too thin, too tall, or too short? Is your face too wide or your hair too curly? Who decides? You do!

We're often more focused on ideas about how we should look, rather than the kind of person we are, what makes us unique, and what we can accomplish. All kinds are bombarded with messages about what they should look like and shamed for not measuring up. This book will give you the tools to help you deal with conflict arising from stereotypes around body image.

  • Body Image 101 explains what body image is and where it comes from.
  • The “You Asked” sections offer real-life problems and solutions.
  • Quizzes test your ability to identify body image issues, think critically, and find answers
  • Additional resources put helpful organizations, books, and websites at your fingertips.

A good choice for middle school libraries that would help support information literacy lessons and SEL activities.

- School Library Journal

TIERRA HOHN is a public health professional with a Master of Public Health from Western University. Her lived experience has driven her passion for advocacy and building awareness around eating disorders and body image. For several years she has run workshops and facilitated discussions on such topics, with the purpose of educating and empowering others. She is also a yoga teacher. Tierra lives and works in Toronto.

MARNE GRAHLMAN is an illustrator with a Bachelor of Design in Illustration from OCAD University. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, VICE, This Magazine and others. Her work is conceptually-based and explores metaphors in surreal environments. Marne lives in Toronto.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 32 pages
Publication Date: 6th April 2021
ISBN: 9781459414532
Format: 11in x 8.5in

BISAC Code:  JNF053050, JNF053160, JNF053220, JNF062040
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 14
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 5.5
Lexile Reading Level: 760L


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