Ophelia Speaks : Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self
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Collects writings by teenage girls from all backgrounds and all parts of the country, providing an inside view
of their feelings on body image, politics, school, boys, and parents. 2000.
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Uses writings by and about teens to examine the issue of body image. 2003.
Body Image and Appearance
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A look in the mirror -- What is the ideal body? -- Bodybuilding and muscularity -- Shaping up via surgery --
Weight bias -- Don't short change me! -- Dwarfs are not freaks -- Disfigurement and body image --
Matters of acceptable appearance -- Confronting height, weight, and appearance discrimination --
Reality check. 2009.
Moe, Barbara A.
Understanding Negative Body Image
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Discusses positive and negative body image and suggests ways to improve self-esteem. 1999.
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Contents: Changing Ideals, Shape and Size, Skin Deep, Changes in Young People, Plastic Surgery,
Improving Body Image. 2005.
Make Me Over
A thought provoking approach to a current culture of readily available plastic surgery, makeovers and underlying
obsession with beauty, 11 stories delve into the theory, truth, and even occasional humorous side to fascination
with reinventing oneself from the outside in. 2005.
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
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The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide
and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic
cry for help. 1993.
The Skin I'm In
Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on
her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like. 1998
Headley, Justina Chen
Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer
beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob. 2009.
The Amazon Papers
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Tall, flat-chested, Fifteen-year-old Iris gets into hilarious trouble when her mother goes on vacation and leaves her alone.
Unhappy in a home seemingly devoid of love, a fourteen-year-old albino boy, who thinks of himself as Harold the Ghost,
runs away to join the circus, where he works with the elephants and searches for a sense of who he is. 2000.
Girl, 15, Charming But Insane
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Fifteen-year-old Jess, living with her mum, separated from her father in Cornwall, and with a best friend who seems
to do everything perfectly, finds her own assets through humor. 2004.
One Fat Summer
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An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself. 1997.
The Universe is Expanding and So am I
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As New York City teenager Virginia learns to accept her plus-size body and struggles to cope with her brother's suspension from college for date rape, she finds herself losing interest in boyfriend Froggy and growing closer to new boy Sebastian until a terrible secret threatens everything. 2018
How I Changed My Life
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Overweight high school senior Bo decides to change her image while working on the school play with a former star
football player who is also struggling to find a new identity for himself. 1995.
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Having been transformed into a pretty girl after making promises while living in her ugly life, Tally is a happy girl with
new friends and a positive outlook, but when the past comes calling, Tally doesn't want to live up to her obligations
and now must fight to keep the life she loves without making the sacrifices expected by others. 2005.
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In Tally's world, everyone gets to be transformed from ugly to gorgeous on their sixteenth birthday, but Tally's friend Shay
would rather risk life on the outside than be operated on, and when she runs away, the authorities make Tally find her friend
and turn her in. 2005.