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AGE 16
By: rosena fung | Published: May 2024

A powerful coming-of-age graphic novel about three generations of mothers and daughters passing down and rebelling against standards of gender, race,...

A powerful coming-of-age graphic novel about three generations of mothers and daughters passing down and rebelling against standards of gender, race, beauty, size, and worth, for fans of Mariko Tamaki. Sixteen-year-old Roz is preoccupied with normal teenage stuff: navigating high school friendships, worrying about college, and figuring out what to wear to prom. When her estranged Por Por abruptly arrives for a seemingly indefinite visit, the already delicate relationship between Roz and her mother is upended. With three generations under one roof, conflicts inevitably arise and long suppressed family secrets rise to the surface. Told in alternating perspectives, Age 16 shifts seamlessly between time and place, exploring how this pivotal year in adolescence affects three women in the same family, from Guangdong in 1954 to Hong Kong in 1972, and Toronto in 2000. Award-winning creator of Living with Viola Rosena Fung pulls from her own family history in her YA debut to give us an emotional and poignant story about how every generation is affected by those that came before and affect those that come after.

Theme: Eating Disorder, Body Image, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781773218335
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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AGE 16
By: rosena fung | Published: May 2024

A powerful coming-of-age graphic novel about three generations of mothers and daughters passing down and rebelling against standards of gender, race,...

A powerful coming-of-age graphic novel about three generations of mothers and daughters passing down and rebelling against standards of gender, race, beauty, size, and worth, for fans of Mariko Tamaki. Sixteen-year-old Roz is preoccupied with normal teenage stuff: navigating high school friendships, worrying about college, and figuring out what to wear to prom. When her estranged Por Por abruptly arrives for a seemingly indefinite visit, the already delicate relationship between Roz and her mother is upended. With three generations under one roof, conflicts inevitably arise and long suppressed family secrets rise to the surface. Told in alternating perspectives, Age 16 shifts seamlessly between time and place, exploring how this pivotal year in adolescence affects three women in the same family, from Guangdong in 1954 to Hong Kong in 1972, and Toronto in 2000. Award-winning creator of Living with Viola Rosena Fung pulls from her own family history in her YA debut to give us an emotional and poignant story about how every generation is affected by those that came before and affect those that come after.

Theme: Asian Heritage, Body Image, Eating Disorder

  • ISBN
    9781773218342
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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BELIEVAREXIC
By: jj johnson | Published: October 2015

An autobiographical novel in which fifteen-year-old Jennifer Johnson convinces her parents to commit her to the Eating Disorders Unit of an upstate...

An autobiographical novel in which fifteen-year-old Jennifer Johnson convinces her parents to commit her to the Eating Disorders Unit of an upstate New York psychiatric hospital in 1988, where the treatment for her bulimia and anorexia is not what she expects but her future self helps her through it.

Theme: Eating Disorder, Self-Esteem

  • ISBN
    9781561457717
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BODY INSTITUTE
By: carol riggs | Published: September 2015

"The Body Institute is a roller coaster of a book. This fast-paced sci-fi thriller grapples with issues of identity and scientific...

"The Body Institute is a roller coaster of a book. This fast-paced sci-fi thriller grapples with issues of identity and scientific technology run amok in a society only two steps ahead of our own, while scrutinizing an all-encompassing obsession with being thin which is very much part of the here and now. Readers will love the twists and turns and be prompted to question their own relationship to technology, body image and the ever-growing power of mega-corporations." - C.K. Kelly Martin, author of Yesterday and Tomorrow Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl's body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body-leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches... For one, Morgan won't remember what happens in her "Loaner" body. Once she's done, she won't recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she's been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it's all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start... Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan's mind. She's feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti-Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she'll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul...

Theme: Science Fiction, Eating Disorder

  • ISBN
    9781633751255
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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DEFINITION OF BEAUTIFUL
By: charlotte bellows | Published: October 2023

Charlotte Bellows wrote The Definition of Beautiful between the ages of fifteen and seventeen, in the wake of lockdown and in recovery from...

Charlotte Bellows wrote The Definition of Beautiful between the ages of fifteen and seventeen, in the wake of lockdown and in recovery from anorexia. In the tradition of Sylvia Plath in The Bell Jar and Françoise Sagan in Bonjour Tristesse, Bellows writes with deceptively straightforward urgency, pushing through society's constraints on the bodies and minds of girls and women to offer a story both achingly familiar and devastatingly new. In 2020, fourteen-year-old Charlotte's lifelong drive to achieve 'perfection' distorts into an all-encompassing obsession. Living between the suffocating world of lockdown and an uncanny dreamscape inhabited by competing avatars, Charlotte faces a parade of masked faces in hospital rooms, the aftermath of first love, the erosion of lifelong friendship, and the agony of seeing her illness devastate her family as it threatens to destroy her; as the world reopens, she finds new connections and mentors, new joy, new ways of thinking, new ways to be. Charlotte Bellows offers a potent fusion of insight and innocence -- a story for those who suffer or have suffered from eating disorders, but, more, a vital coming of age story of a young gay and artistic woman, tugged and throttled by a myriad of pressures, not least from the dark gravity that is the underside of her own creative drive.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Self-Esteem, Eating Disorder

  • ISBN
    9781990601460
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    High School - Biography
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HERE THE WHOLE TIME
By: vitor martins | Published: November 2020

The charm and humor of To All the Boys I've Loved Before meets Dumplin' in this body-positive YA love story between two boys who must spend 15 days...

The charm and humor of To All the Boys I've Loved Before meets Dumplin' in this body-positive YA love story between two boys who must spend 15 days living with each other over school break. What would you do if you had to spend the next 15 days with your lifelong crush? Felipe gets it -- he's fat. Not chubby. Not big-boned. Fat. And he doesn't need anyone to remind him, which is, of course, what everyone does. That's why he's been waiting for this moment ever since the school year began: school break. Finally, he'll be able to spend some time far away from school and the classmates who tease him incessantly. His plans include catching up on his favorite TV shows, finishing his to-be-read pile, and watching YouTube tutorials on skills he'll never actually put into practice. But things get a little out of hand when Felipe's mom informs him that Caio, the neighbor kid from apartment 57, will be spending the next 15 days with them while his parents are on vacation. Felipe is distraught because A) he's had a crush on Caio since, well, forever, and B) Felipe has a list of body image insecurities and absolutely NO idea how he's going to entertain his neighbor for two full weeks. Suddenly, the days ahead of him that once promised rest and relaxation (not to mention some epic Netflix bingeing) end up bringing a whirlwind of feelings, forcing Felipe to dive head-first into every unresolved issue he has had with himself -- but maybe, just maybe, he'll manage to win over Caio, too.

Theme: Eating Disorder, Diversity, LGBTQ2S+, Body Image, Romance

  • ISBN
    9781338620825
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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IMPERFECT
By: dounya awata | Published: March 2019

Dounya, a Muslim girl living in Las Vegas, Nevada, shares her very personal story of battling eating disorders when she was a teenager, in order to...

Dounya, a Muslim girl living in Las Vegas, Nevada, shares her very personal story of battling eating disorders when she was a teenager, in order to help other young people suffering from this affliction. Imperfect: A Story of Body Image is the fourth in a series of graphic novels written by young adults for their peers. Dounya Awada is a 24-year-old, devout Muslim, happy, healthy, and very much alive. But just a few years before, she nearly starved to death. Her struggle began when she was six years old. Little Dounya wanted nothing less than to be perfect, like her mother. She pushed herself hard every day, excelling in schoolwork and at home. She had to be the cutest, prettiest, smartest girl in the room. The slightest hint of imperfection led to meltdowns and uncontrollable tantrums. Her parents loved her fiercely but were unable to understand what was happening to their little girl. Being perfect all the time was exhausting. In Dounya’s culture, food is nearly synonymous with love. Food is nourishment, nourishment is love, love is life. Dounya began to eat to fill the growing need within her. She grew in size, eventually hitting over 200 pounds at just age 15. Food became her only friend. Her peers mocked her. She felt utterly alone. As is the case for someone with dysmorphia, Dounya’s obsession with food did a turnabout, and she began rigorous exercising and dieting. But even a substantial weight loss didn’t satisfy her. She looked in the mirror and still saw the fat girl she used to be. She began the ugly cycle of bingeing and purging, eventually hitting a low weight of just 73 pounds. Dounya’s horrific struggle with eating disorders has led her to advocate for boys and girls facing the same hurdles with which she struggled. She is now studying clinical psychology, and hopes to open an eating and dysmorphia disorder facility in Las Vegas for boys and girls with her disorder. If her story helps just one person to recognize the beauty of their imperfection, then her pain will have been worthwhile. Zuiker Press is proud to publish stories about important current topics for kids and adolescents, written by their peers, that will help them cope with the challenges they face in today’s troubled world.

Theme: Eating Disorder, Body Image

  • ISBN
    9781947378070
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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LOUDER THAN HUNGER
By: john schu | Published: March 2024

"Every so often a book comes along that is so brave and necessary, it extends a lifeline when it's needed most. This is one of those books."...

"Every so often a book comes along that is so brave and necessary, it extends a lifeline when it's needed most. This is one of those books." --Katherine Applegate, author of the Newbery Medal-winning, The One and Only Ivan Revered teacher, librarian, and story ambassador John Schu explores anorexia--and self-expression as an act of survival--in a wrenching and transformative novel-in-verse. But another voice inside me says, We need help. We're going to die. Jake volunteers at a nursing home because he likes helping people. He likes skating and singing, playing Bingo and Name That Tune, and reading mysteries and comics aloud to his teachers. He also likes avoiding people his own age . . . and the cruelty of mirrors . . . and food. Jake has read about kids like him in books--the weird one, the outsider--and would do anything not to be that kid, including shrink himself down to nothing. But the less he eats, the bigger he feels. How long can Jake punish himself before he truly disappears? A fictionalized account of the author's experiences and emotions living in residential treatment facilities as a young teen with an eating disorder, Louder than Hunger is a triumph of raw honesty. With a deeply personal afterword for context, this much-anticipated verse novel is a powerful model for muffling the destructive voices inside, managing and articulating pain, and embracing self-acceptance, support, and love.

Theme: Written in Verse, Eating Disorder, Big Ideas

  • ISBN
    9781536229097
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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LOVE & OTHER CARNIVOROUS PLANTS
By: florence gonsalves | Published: April 2019

This acclaimed, darkly funny debut for fans of Sarah Dessen, John Green, and Becky Albertalli about a teen who's consumed by love, grief, and...

This acclaimed, darkly funny debut for fans of Sarah Dessen, John Green, and Becky Albertalli about a teen who's consumed by love, grief, and self-destructive behavior is now in paperback. Freshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny's life. She's failing pre-med and drifting apart from her best friend. One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who thatselfreally is. With a starkly memorable voice that's at turns hilarious and heartbreaking,Love and Other Carnivorous Plantsbrilliantly captures the painful turning point between an adolescence that's slipping away and the overwhelming uncertainty of the future.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Romance, Eating Disorder

  • ISBN
    9780316436687
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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MÉGANE ET MATHIS
By: helene koscielniak | Published: April 2022

Mégane, 16 ans, cohabite avec Affam (pour "affamée"), Cal (pour "calorie"), Malchance et la Menace. Quatre ombres qui la torturent et qu’elle...

Mégane, 16 ans, cohabite avec Affam (pour "affamée"), Cal (pour "calorie"), Malchance et la Menace. Quatre ombres qui la torturent et qu’elle tente de dompter seule, sans même en parler à son frère jumeau, Mathis, qu’elle adore. Mégane souffre d’un trouble alimentaire complexe, l’anorexie, qui cache une grande peur, celle d’être séparée de son frère jumeau si ses parents se quittent. Et cette peur, elle la dompte en essayant de tout contrôler, d’être parfaite, selon son regard déformé par l’anorexie. Toutefois, grâce à des personnes attentives et aimantes, dont une entraîneuse, son amoureux, ses parents et son frère, elle apprendra à accepter sa maladie et à prendre soin d’elle.

Theme: Eating Disorder

  • ISBN
    9782895978411
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Young Adult Fiction
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NEW DAVID ESPINOZA
By: fred aceves | Published: February 2021

This own voices story from the acclaimed author of The Closest I've Come unflinchingly examines steroid abuse and male body dysmorphia. Perfect for...

This own voices story from the acclaimed author of The Closest I've Come unflinchingly examines steroid abuse and male body dysmorphia. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Matt De La Peña. David Espinoza is tired of being messed with. When a video of him getting knocked down by a bully's slap goes viral at the end of junior year, David vows to use the summer to bulk up-- do what it takes to become a man--and wow everyone when school starts again the fall. Soon David is spending all his time and money at Iron Life, a nearby gym that's full of bodybuilders. Frustrated with his slow progress, his life eventually becomes all about his muscle gains. As it says on the Iron Life wall, What does not kill me makes me stronger. As David falls into the dark side of the bodybuilding world, pursuing his ideal body at all costs, he'll have to grapple with the fact that it could actually cost him everything.

Theme: Eating Disorder

  • ISBN
    9780062489906
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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PARENT'S GT DEFEATING EATING DISORDERS
By: ahmed boachie | Published: August 2011

Building a supportive and open relationship with young people suffering from eating disorders is key to assisting the recovery process. This book is...

Building a supportive and open relationship with young people suffering from eating disorders is key to assisting the recovery process. This book is packed with metaphorical explanations that will allow parents and caregivers to ally themselves with treatment rather than the eating disorder, and take positive steps with their child towards a full and lasting recovery. Written by experienced eating disorder specialists, the book will help caregivers to reach out to young people having difficulty cooperating with treatment. Its effective use of analogies and metaphors helps to crystallize a practical understanding of eating disorders and the crucial aspects of the treatment process. Integrating medical, psychological, and narrative aspects, as well as the visual (with illustrations), it encourages the reader, and by extension the sufferer, to conceptualize each step towards health. This book will be an invaluable tool for families, friends, and those working with young people suffering from eating disorders. The fresh perspective will also appeal to mental health professionals and anyone else working in the field.

Theme: Eating Disorder

  • ISBN
    9781849051965
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
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QU' EST-CE QUI SE PASSE AVEC TOI
By: jenny jordhal | Published: February 2023

Le corps de Jeanne est différent de ceux de sa famille et de ses amis. À l’école, elle rêve alors d’être invisible, mais les autres ne se...

Le corps de Jeanne est différent de ceux de sa famille et de ses amis. À l’école, elle rêve alors d’être invisible, mais les autres ne se gênent pas pour l’intimider. Jeanne est malheureuse. En elle, une voix sombre grandit, jusqu’à devenir un monstre. Ses parents lui proposent de perdre du poids : une solution qui, selon eux, pourrait régler tous ses problèmes… Mais Jeanne devient-elle plus heureuse ? Est‑ce vraiment le bon chemin ? Un roman graphique touchant, qui met en illustration de façon claire et puissante le trouble alimentaire et la dépression, la voix dans la tête qui peut devenir si méchante et destructrice.

Theme: Body Image, Self-Esteem, Eating Disorder

  • ISBN
    9782897707279
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Graphic Novel K-8
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SUCK IT IN & SMILE
By: laure beaudoin-masse | Published: October 2022

A funny, touching look at the life of a social media influencer who starts to question the #goals life she has created for herself. Every day, Ellie...

A funny, touching look at the life of a social media influencer who starts to question the #goals life she has created for herself. Every day, Ellie motivates her hundreds of thousands of followers to become the best versions of themselves by posting videos of exercise routines and high-protein breakfast recipes. Far from the shy teenager that she was, she is now in a very public relationship with singer Samuel Vanasse, and together they have become one of the most popular influencer couples in the country. She has succeeded. She shines. And yet, Ellie worries that her life is not as flawless as she makes it seem on YouTube and Instagram. Between her obsession with the "ideal weight," her growing attraction to another man, her family's disdain for her career as a content creator and a collaboration with another influencer who Ellie can't stand, a thought haunts her. What if, by trying to become everything she wanted to be, she's lost herself along the way? Suck it In and Smile is an intimate exploration of our obsession with appearances and the hypocrisies that appear when you must craft the perfect online life. Key Text Features chapters vignettes dialogue

Theme: Body Image, Social Media, Eating Disorder, Mental Health & Wellness

  • ISBN
    9781773068091
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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TAKING UP SPACE
By: alyson gerber | Published: May 2021

Sarah loves basketball more than anything. Crushing it on the court makes her feel like she matters. And it's the only thing that helps her ignore...

Sarah loves basketball more than anything. Crushing it on the court makes her feel like she matters. And it's the only thing that helps her ignore how much it hurts when her mom forgets to feed her. But lately Sarah can't even play basketball right. She's slower now and missing shots she should be able to make. Her body doesn't feel like it's her own anymore. She's worried that changing herself back to how she used to be is the only way she can take control over what's happening. When Sarah's crush asks her to be partners in a cooking competition, she feels pulled in a million directions. She'll have to dig deep to stand up for what she needs at home, be honest with her best friends, and accept that she doesn't need to change to feel good about herself.

Theme: Special Needs, Eating Disorder, Body Image, Self-Esteem

  • ISBN
    9781338186000
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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