Body Talk: The Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great About Yourself by Ann Douglas, Julie Douglas, Claudia Davila |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Body Talk: The Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great about Yourself! (Girl Zone Series)

Body Talk: The Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great about Yourself! (Girl Zone Series)

by Ann Douglas, Julie Douglas, Claudia Davila
     
 

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In a culture obsessed with physical perfection, it’s no easy feat to have a positive self-image — especially for adolescent girls. Part of the Girl Zone series, Body Talk challenges girls to rethink the image-conscious advertising that saturates the tween/teen market. With frank information on eating disorders, fad diets, and the business

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In a culture obsessed with physical perfection, it’s no easy feat to have a positive self-image — especially for adolescent girls. Part of the Girl Zone series, Body Talk challenges girls to rethink the image-conscious advertising that saturates the tween/teen market. With frank information on eating disorders, fad diets, and the business of beauty, the book tackles weighty issues with humor and insight. Written by award-winning author Ann Douglas and her teenage daughter Julie, Body Talk arms girls with the information and tools needed to make healthy decisions, including tips for getting active, staying motivated, planning a balanced diet, and how to take care of themselves — inside and out.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Robertson Mason
It is hard to be a young woman in today's world. Images of perfect bodies assault you from the cover of every magazine and every commercial. Rates of eating disorders and plastic surgery among teenagers are rising. The authors of this "Girl Zone" series book aim to help other young people confront these image problems. It tackles issues such as dieting, acne, exercise, and self-esteem. Throughout the book are quotes by other teens, as well as factoids on various healthy topics. For example, did you know that in 1998 more than 22,000 American teenagers had plastic surgery? It also includes a list of Web sites that girls can go to find more positive images on health and beauty. The overall tone of the book is very upbeat. The text is conversational and motivational, and the pages are filled with color. The authors wanted to help girls find better ways out of the beauty trap than dieting and self-hatred, and the book reflects that. This book should be on every young woman's bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897066614
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Girl Zone Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.44(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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