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Exeter-West Greenwich Jr/Sr High School Library: Eating Disorders

Middle School Book Battle

FICTION BOOKS

Lighter than my shadow by Katie Green

Call Number: 92 GRE

ISBN: 978-1-941302-41-5

In graphic novel format looks at the life of Katie Green who recovered from an eating disorder and child abuse.

 

Perfect by Natasha Friend

Call Number: FIC FRI

ISBN: 1-57131-651-5

Following the death of her father, a thirteen-year-old uses bulimia as a way to avoid her mother's and ten-year-old sister's grief, as well as her own.

 

Skinny by Ibi Kaslik

Call Number: FIC KAS

ISBN: 978-0-8027-9608-0

After the death of their father, two sisters struggle with various issues, including their family history, personal relationships, and an extreme eating disorder.

 

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Call Number: FIC ROS

ISBN: 0-385-74677-6

To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.

NONFICTION BOOKS

Teens and body image by Christine Wilcox

Call Number: 155.51 WIL

ISBN: 978-1-60152-828-5

Teens who struggle with poor body image are at risk for developing low self-esteem, depression, and eating disorders. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full color illustrations this title examines What Issues Do Teens Have With Their Bodies? What Contributes to Poor Body Image? What Are the Consequences of Poor Body Image? How Can Teens Improve Their Body Image.

 

Healthy weight for teens by Carla Mooney

Call Number: 613.04 MOO

ISBN: 978-1-42051021-8

Presents information about changing trends, up-to-date scientific analysis, and a look at controversies surrounding healthy weight for teens.

 

Living with eating disorders by Racquel Foran

Call Number: 616.85 FOR

ISBN: 978-1-62403-245-5

Living with Eating Disorders features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a medical expert to help preteens and teenagers feel prepared for dealing with eating disorders during adolescence. Topics include causes and risk factors, complications, tests and diagnosis, treatment methods, coping strategies, and giving and getting support. Throughout the book, Ask Yourself This questions encourage discussion. Features include a selected bibliography, further readings, Just the Facts summary of medical facts about eating disorders, Where to Turn summary of key advice that includes contact information for helpful organizations, a glossary, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards

 

Eating disorders by Jeff Hill

Call Number: 616.85 HIL

ISBN: 978-1-42050719-5

Explores eating disorders trends, body image and eating disorders, the relationship between the media and eating disorders, and strategies to curb eating disorders.

 

Conquering negative body image by Violet Jones

Call Number: 616.85 JON

ISBN: 978-1-49946205-0

Approximately a half million U.S. teens struggle with eating disorders, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. The body's transition from childhood to adulthood can be confusing and even traumatic. It is during adolescence that many of us develop negative body images, which can distort the way we see ourselves and our lives. Such negative images can affect our self-worth, our relationships, and our health. This valuable resource helps readers determine whether they have a negative body image, understand the roots and potential dangers of such thinking, and learn to overcome the problem and accept and celebrate their bodies.

 

Skinny boy : a young man's battle and triumph over anorexia by Gary A Grahl

Call Number: 92 GRA

ISBN: 0-9761547-4-9

The author, now a counselor, describes the beginning of his compulsive exercise and starvation in his teens and chronicles his battle with anorexia, discussing his hospitalizations and therapy.