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

Written by Charlotte Markey

Illustrated by Tim Oliver

We all know no two women are alike, nor would we want to be. This book is about finding the woman you are and learning to like and accept that woman.

With a no-nonsense, positive approach, Dr. Markey explores what makes a girl a girl. She presents both the biology and psychology of the joy of becoming a woman. The first chapter talks of body image and the importance of establishing a good relationship with yourself. The very next chapter is about the structure and function of the female organs and the biological effects of puberty. Following are discussions of peer pressure, media influence, nutrition, exercise, and hygiene. Each chapter has points to look for, real-life examples of the topic under discussion, myths to watch out for, a summary, and references to consult. Common questions are anticipated and answered.

This is a wonderful reference, and I suggest it be treated as such, with a copy available for consultation by every young woman. The tone is relatable and firmly set in the world today. The illustrations are excellent and provide plenty further information. The layout and design provide for easy absorption of important information.

  • Title: The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless
  • Author: Charlotte Markey
  • Illustrator: Tim Oliver
  • Published: Cambridge University Press, 2020
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Paperback, 228 pages
  • Grade Level: 6 to 9
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Biology
  • ISBN: 978-1-108-71877-6
  • Extras: Table of Contents, Glossary, Index

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