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Read All About It: Body Image

May 5, 2014


The airbrushed, alluring images of celebrities that teen girls see on TV and in gossip magazines makes them nitpick their own appearance. That’s according to a February study by AOL and NBC’s The Today Show that reveals that 80 percent of teen girls compare themselves to the images they see of celebrities.

Of that 80 percent who compare themselves to these images, nearly half admit that it makes them feel dissatisfied with their personal appearance.

So how do we bolster a teen’s appearance and body image? One surefire way to start is by reading about it.

Here are a few Children’s Advocate picks for young readers:

What I Like About Me by Allia Zobel Nolan

Girl’s Body Book By Kelli Dunham

I Like Myself! By Karen Beaumont

Beautiful Girl: Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body By Christiane Northrup, M.D. and Kristina Tracy

The Care and Keeping of You: the Body Book for Younger Girls By Valorie Schaefer

What’s Happening to My Body? A Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents and Daughters By Lynda Madaras

No Body’s Perfect By Kimberly Kirberger