Being Overweight

  • Atkins, Catherine.  Alt Ed.
  • Bauer, Joan.  Squashed The main character  is a little over-weight and she gets the guy of her dreams and becomes the most popular girl in the school by growing a prize winning pumpkin.
  • Bennett, Cherie.  Life in the Fat Lane.
  • Blume, Judy.  Blubber.
  • Crutcher, Chris.  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes.
  • Danziger, Paula.  The Cat Ate My Gym Suit.
  • Danziger, Paula.  The Pistachio Prescription.
  • Danzinger, Paula.  The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She handles both topics very well...and with a bit of humor!
  • Dessen, Sarah.  Keeping the Moon.
  • Eliot, Eve.  Insatiable  The Compelling Story of Four Teens, Food and Its Power.
  • Going, K. L.  Fat Kid Rules the World.
  • Holt, Kimberly Willis.  When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
  • Kaysen, Susanna.  Girl, Interrupted.
  • Lamb, Wally.  She's Come Undone.
  • Lipsyte, Robert.  One Fat Summer.
  • Mackler, Carolyn.  The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things.
  • Murphy, Jill.  A Piece of Cake  is a warm, funny picture book about a family of elephants who try to lose weight but end up accepting themselves the way they are.
  • Neuman, Leslie.  Fat Chance.
  • O'Connell, Rebecca.  Myrtle of Willendorf.
  • Pipher, Mary.  Reviving Ophelia It should include a good bibliography and list of organizations that support girl related body issues.
  • Smith, Robert Kimmel.  Jelly Belly.
  • Wurtzel, Elizabeth.  Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America: A Memoir.

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