Books and Body Image

From A Mighty Girl, a list of ten body image positive books for mighty girls (or anyone, for that matter), along with additional resources.

From the web site:

” • 42% of 1st – 3rd grade girls want to be thinner.
• Girls’ self-esteem peaks at 9 years old.
• By age 10, 80% of girls report being afraid of becoming fat.

Most of us have seen statistics like these and know that body image is an important issue for girls but many parents find cultivating a positive body image in their daughters challenging, especially given all of the messages in the media about girls’ and women’s appearances.”

The site list includes “several selections each for young, middle, and young adult readers, as well as a book specifically for parents”, and links to resources for further discussion and reading.

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