Non-Fiction

Shandler, Sara
Ophelia Speaks : Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self
JUV Large Type 305.235.S5287oYA
Collects writings by teenage girls from all backgrounds and all parts of the country, providing an inside view
of their feelings on body image, politics, school, boys, and parents. 2000.

Ojeda, Auriana
Body Image
JUV 306.461.B6327b YA
Uses writings by and about teens to examine the issue of body image. 2003.

Gay, Kathlyn
Body Image and Appearance
JUV 306.461.G252b YA
A look in the mirror -- What is the ideal body? -- Bodybuilding and muscularity -- Shaping up via surgery --
Weight bias -- Don't short change me! -- Dwarfs are not freaks -- Disfigurement and body image --
Matters of acceptable appearance -- Confronting height, weight, and appearance discrimination --
Reality check. 2009.

Moe, Barbara A.
Understanding Negative Body Image
JUV 616.85.M722u YA
Discusses positive and negative body image and suggests ways to improve self-esteem. 1999.

Fitzhugh, Karla
Body Image
JUV 616.852.F5788b YA
Contents: Changing Ideals, Shape and Size, Skin Deep, Changes in Young People, Plastic Surgery,
Improving Body Image. 2005.

Singer, Marilyn
Make Me Over 
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A thought provoking approach to a current culture of readily available plastic surgery, makeovers and underlying
obsession with beauty, 11 stories delve into the theory, truth, and even occasional humorous side to fascination
with reinventing oneself from the outside in. 2005.
 

Fiction
 

Crutcher, Chris
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
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The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide
and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic
cry for help. 1993.

Flake, Sharon
The Skin I'm In
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Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on
her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like. 1998

Headley, Justina Chen

North of Beautiful

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Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer
beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob. 2009.

Keller, Beverly
The Amazon Papers
JUV K281.a YA
Tall, flat-chested, Fifteen-year-old Iris gets into hilarious trouble when her mother goes on vacation and leaves her alone.
1996.

Lawrence, Iain
Ghost Boy
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Unhappy in a home seemingly devoid of love, a fourteen-year-old albino boy, who thinks of himself as Harold the Ghost,
runs away to join the circus, where he works with the elephants and searches for a sense of who he is. 2000.

Limb, Sue
Girl, 15, Charming But Insane
JUV L6287.g YA
Fifteen-year-old Jess, living with her mum, separated from her father in Cornwall, and with a best friend who seems
to do everything perfectly, finds her own assets through humor. 2004.

Lipsyte, Robert
One Fat Summer 
JUV L67.o YA
An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself. 1997.

Strasser, Todd
How I Changed My Life
JUV S89705.h YA
Overweight high school senior Bo decides to change her image while working on the school play with a former star
football player who is also struggling to find a new identity for himself. 1995.

Westerfeld, Scott
Pretties
JUV W5237.pr YA
Having been transformed into a pretty girl after making promises while living in her ugly life, Tally is a happy girl with
new friends and a positive outlook, but when the past comes calling, Tally doesn't want to live up to her obligations
and now must fight to keep the life she loves without making the sacrifices expected by others. 2005.

Westerfeld, Scott
Uglies
JUV W5237.u YA
In Tally's world, everyone gets to be transformed from ugly to gorgeous on their sixteenth birthday, but Tally's friend Shay
would rather risk life on the outside than be operated on, and when she runs away, the authorities make Tally find her friend
and turn her in. 2005.