Love Your Body

  • Type: Books
  • By: Jessica Sanders & illustrated by Carol Rossetti
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eric S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780711252424
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A good resource for parents of young girls

It can be very difficult growing up in a society that bombards young people with advertising and other media messages which exalt certain types of “ideal” body images. This is especially true for young women. The intent of this children’s book appears to be to help girls develop strategies for coping with these psychologically destructive messages as well as to encourage the development of a healthy self-image. The author’s central message is that all human bodies are unique and can do amazing things. This book literally “illustrates” this point throughout. From front to back, it is filled with illustrations of girls of different shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities from various walks of life. However, the most important point presented is that a person is much more than their physical appearance. The book includes affirmations and suggestions to promote self-care. I think this is a useful resource for parents and caregivers who are raising young girls and are concerned about helping them develop positive self-esteem.