March 28, 2017

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Our Bodies, Our Minds | Confronting Self-Image in YA Fiction


Though books related to body image have abounded in recent years, the following titles offer a new perspective on the subject. These novels tackle fresh and original topics that range from morbid obesity to gender dysmorphia.

Pick of the Day: Recovering: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (DVD)

DVD cover for Anorexia Nervosa

Recovering: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. DVD. 27 min. with worksheets online. Learning ZoneXpress. 2012. ISBN unavail. $79.95.
Gr 7 Up–Two serious and potentially deadly eating disorders that affect a rising number of teens and young adults—anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa—are frankly explored. Stories of recovering young adults are interwoven with facts and statistics presented by psychiatrists and nutritionists. Five main topics are covered: risk factors for eating disorders, what triggers them, why eating disorders are dangerous, treatment, and things to […]

KidLitCon 2012: The Changing Relationship Between Reader and Writer


Alyssa Sheinmel, Adele Griffin, and other young adult authors came together September 29 at the sixth annual KidLitCon in New York City to discuss social media, the obligations authors have to their fans, and the challenges of interacting with an audience.