Awesome Books about Body Positivity for Young Adults ...

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Awesome Books about Body Positivity for Young Adults ...
Awesome Books about Body Positivity for Young Adults ...

There is a major conscious effort right now in the body positive movement and it’s good for all of us to keep this momentum going. Women of all ages experience body negativity and for sure, body insecurity is not limited to teenage girls. Younger women can be more impressionable to the need to be supermodel thin or celebrity fit but there are plenty of antidotes to this. One such medium is in awesome books that sell the body positive image.

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1

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

document, NEW, YORK, TIMES, BESTSELLER, A wonderful book about a plus size girl in Texas who goes on a self-love journey all the way to becoming an unconventional beauty pageant contestant.

Buy at: amazon.com

2

Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute

document, Reason, futur, REASONS, Nery, A brilliant play that takes a deep look at the way that human society is absolutely obsessed with beauty.

Buy at: amazon.com

3

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

text, petal, party, ritual, SARRA, A touching book about a woman who loses half of her body weight to bag her dream man, only to find that love can be found in the most unexpected of places.

Buy at: amazon.com

4

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Anne Brashares

THE, PAM, AUTHOR, THE, HERE, It’s an oldie but still a goodie! The Sisterhood of the Travelling pants not only has a lot to say about body positivity and embracing one’s own self, but also has a strong message about the bond of female friendship.

Buy at: amazon.com

5

Pretty Face by Mary Hogan

skin, cheek, author, PERFECT, GIRL, When a young woman is sent to spend the summer in Italy by her parents, she goes on a journey of self-discovery and comes to terms with her curves and the fact that she loves to eat pizza!

Buy at: amazon.com

6

45 Pounds, More or Less by Kelly Barson

document, Copyrighted, Material, Ann, sure, A super relatable novel about a woman whose life is dictated by numbers, from her age to her dress size to the all-important 45 pounds that she is hoping to lose before her wedding day.

amazon.com

7

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder, vision care, Copyrighted, Material, beautiful,, A memorable book about a boy born with a facial abnormality who is forced to find strength amidst all of the adversity that he faces from his peers on a daily basis.

amazon.com

8

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

text, emotion, book, ritual, You're, When her friend dies after the two of them have an anorexic weight loss competition, main character Lia is forced to walk the long road to recovery without her much loved companion.

Buy at: amazon.com

9

The Other Me by Suzanne Van Rooyen

Nipparts, blond, hair, hairstyle, brown hair, A great book that tells a story that not feeling comfortable in your own skin could be because you are growing up in the wrong kind of body. A really powerful and engrossing read.

Buy at: amazon.com

10

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

poster, document, The, designated, ugly, Recently made in to a great movie, The DUFF tells the story of an ordinary looking girl in a group of near super models, and how she does not let the imbalance impose upon her life.

Buy at: amazon.com

11

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

Chateau de Lastours, text, document, book, hors d oeuvre, A really powerful and resonant memoir of growing up a little girl in China and all of the problematic expectations and regulations that often go along with that.

Buy at: amazon.com

12

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

font, diagram, presentation, speech, document, Something of a modern day Romeo and Juliet about two teens who are not comfortable with themselves yet, but inexplicably manage to find to comfort with one another.

amazon.com

13

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

cartoon, book, area, HARRIET, NESW, Another old school classic, Harriet the spy isn’t a conventional girly girl, she wears baggy jeans and cool spy gear, she’s not a conforming stereotype and she kicks total ass!

Buy at: amazon.com

14

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

text, skin, document, ritual, The, Another really touching memoir about growing up with a mixture of American and Chinese culture when you don’t have what would traditionally be described as a perfect body.

Buy at: amazon.com

15

Bossypants by Tina Fey

brown, brown hair, hair coloring, More, Than, A fabulous memoir from comedy legend Tina Fey about making her way in man’s world whilst facing some of her own body issues.

Buy at: amazon.com

16

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

drink, crop, Critreisfiind, i.ea, ial, With a main character who boasts abnormally huge thumbs who gets signed by a modelling agency, this amazing book is all about finding beauty in unexpected forms and ways.

Buy at: amazon.com

17

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

cartoon, comics, book, toy, Gabi, A great novel about a Mexican-American high school student who is forced not only to contend with her own weight issues, but also a pregnant best friend and a problematic mother.

Buy at: amazon.com

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