Is This Really My Body?: Embracing Physical Changes

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Just when everything else in life seems as if it's changing, your body decides to join the craziness. From pitting out to pimples and everything in between, your body can throw you for a loop and leave you wondering if you really have to deal with all of this. Don't worry-you're not alone on this journey of physical changes. And when it's all said and done, you'll have become your strong, beautiful adult self.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—These titles combine "true-to-life" stories with advice from a child and adolescent development specialist. Harris discusses using cell phones, instant messaging, and gaming and social-networking sites in a safe and responsible manner. Is This Really My Body? discusses the physical changes that occur during puberty, while This Is Me focuses on physical challenges such as weight issues, using a wheelchair, and vision problems. Tourville's Out of the Dark contains strategies for coping with emotional challenges like divorce, loss of a relative, death of a pet, and moving. Some of the stories are a bit melodramatic but do represent the trials and tribulations that many adolescent girls go through. Though earnest and well-intentioned, the expert advice and author comments come across like platitudes. The stock photographs are unimpressive, but the overall design is uncluttered and orderly. These hi/lo titles could be used as starting points for discussions.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604537512
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Essential Health: Strong Beautiful Girls Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Meet Dr. Robyn 6

Take It from Me 8

Chapter 1 A Normal Body 10

Chapter 2 Breaking Out 20

Chapter 3 Unique Patches 30

Chapter 4 Bad Hair Day 40

Chapter 5 Brace Face 50

Chapter 6 A Distinct Scent 60

Chapter 7 Curvy or Not 68

Chapter 8 Hair Down There 78

Chapter 9 First Period 90

A Second Look 102

Pay It Forward 104

Additional Resources 106

Glossary 108

Index 110

About the Author 112

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