If you feel like you’re under pressure from the diet industry machine to change your body in some way in the new year, think of how body image for girls must feel. New year, new who? Diet plans and ‘get healthy’ resolutions disguising less than ideal ways to treat yourself. It’s a minefield out there even now.
While we do our best to keep conversations about holiday weight, fitness resolutions and diet talk away from them (or I hope you do), they hear it. All of it. And it impacts them and the way they see their body. The choices you make and actions that you take impact them and what they grow up to believe is normal. Reasonable. Required, even.
So, with that in mind, I decided to put together a list of books for girls that will start some conversations and, hopefully, help them figure this whole thing out. I know that I found a lot of great stuff in them for myself too. So, if you’re looking for something for yourself, check out this post I pulled together for books for adults around body image.
Some of them are aimed at body image for girls in the younger audience, while others would be better for teens.
Books about Body Image for Girls
Minnie and Max are OK!: A Story to Help Children Develop a Positive Body (3 – 7 years)
Love Your Body: Your body can do amazing things… (6+ years)
The Girl Guide: 50 Lessons in Learning to Love Your Changing Body (10 – 15 years)
Body Brilliant: A Teenage Guide to a Positive Body Image (11+ years)
The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless (12 – 14 years)
Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body (12 – 14 years)
No, Weigh!: A Teen’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom (12 – 14 years)
The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color (13 – 19 years)
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Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.