Love Your Body: Your Body Can Do Amazing Things...

Jessica Sanders (Author) Carol Rossetti (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Frances Lincoln Ltd
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.6 X 0.7 X 10.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780711252424

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About the Author

Growing up, Jessica Sanders was always the tallest student in her class, and struggled to accept and love her body. When she was 12, her mother signed her up to play volleyball knowing her height would be celebrated and an advantage. Jessica soon learned that different bodies brought different skills to the team and all these bodies were valued. After leaving high-school, Jessica travelled solo to many countries and climbed some of the world's highest mountains, always carrying a heavy pack that made her grateful for her strong body. Over time, and through the ups and downs of life's tough lessons, Jessica grew to love and celebrate her body. Inspired by her own journey, Jessica wrote Love Your Body to educate and empower young girls with the message of self-love. Jessica is an author, advocate, and social worker. She has volunteered for several women's rights organizations, supported women and children fleeing family violence, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in alliance with African women fighting for their rights to land, and lectured at schools teaching the importance of respect for self and others. Currently Jessica works at the Butterfly Foundation where she educates young people on the importance of positive body image.Carol Rossetti is a Brazilian designer and illustrator starting to come to terms with the word "artist" to define herself. She loves drawing, eating chocolate, reading and listening to music, although not necessarily in this order. In 2014, a personal project called 'Women', which showcased drawings of women alongside topics including weight, hair, clothes and sexuality, went viral and gained an international following. She lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Growing up, Jessica Sanders was always the tallest student in her class, and struggled to accept and love her body. When she was 12, her mother signed her up to play volleyball knowing her height would be celebrated and an advantage. Jessica soon learned that different bodies brought different skills to the team and all these bodies were valued. Over time, and through the ups and downs of life's tough lessons, Jessica grew to love and celebrate her body. Inspired by her own journey, Jessica wrote Love Your Body to educate and empower young girls with the message of self-love. Jessica is an author, advocate and social worker. She has volunteered for several women's rights organizations, supported women and children fleeing family violence, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in alliance with African women fighting for their rights to land, and lectured at schools teaching the importance of respect for self and others. Currently Jessica works at the Butterfly Foundation where she educates young people on the importance of positive body image. Carol Rossetti is a Brazilian designer and illustrator starting to come to terms with the word "artist" to define herself. She loves drawing, eating chocolate, reading and listening to music, although not necessarily in this order. In 2014, a personal project called 'Women', which showcased drawings of women alongside topics including weight, hair, clothes and sexuality, went viral and gained an international following. She lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Reviews

"A picture book from Down Under that aims to uplift every body. A Kickstarter campaign funded this picture book, which Australian author Sanders hopes "will comfort...guide...and empower" readers--especially "girls and those who identify as a girl." Brazillian illustrator Rossetti endeavors to be inclusive, with depictions of a diverse range of bodies, including girls and women with a range of skin tones, hair textures and colors, and body types as well as a range of gender presentations and some visible disabilities. Some people have visible freckles, acne, body hair, cellulite, and stretch marks, and one person appears to have vitiligo. It is hard to track any individual characters from one spread to the next, but that isn't as necessary as it would be if the text had a narrative. It doesn't. Instead, this is a book that might best be described as a self-help picture book, filled with affirmations and explicit urgings toward self-care, self-love, and acceptance of others. The text also provides strategies for self-affirmation and for seeking help and support, though some tips are potentially exclusive of people with mobility disabilities and blind or deaf people. This edition's backmatter offers a list of U.S.-based support organizations, with a pointer to www.re-shape.info for resources in other countries. There's much to love here."
- Kirkus Reviews
"This is an important book about positive body image and self-affirmation that every young person should read, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The cartoon illustrations, all girls, depict an amazing assortment of body types, and the universal message about accepting every unique and special aspect of every body, in the literal sense, comes through loud and clear. Readers are reminded to celebrate and be thankful for everything their bodies can do, whether they're playing sports or cuddling little brothers, and not to fret about things they wish their bodies could do. Ten realistic self-care tips are provided in the text and as a poster on the back of the book's jacket--they include connecting with nature, dressing up and strutting around, and finding a meaningful quote and using it as a mantra. More important, readers are encouraged to seek help from a trusted adult when they feel down about themselves and nothing seems to help. The author is a social worker based in Australia, and she offers a website with support resources ranging from mindfulness activities to lesson plans. The text addresses readers personally, and hopefully audiences just getting used to their bodies will internalize this important message." - Kathleen McBroom, Booklist, Starred Review
"This little gem of a book is not only an extremely important read for kids, it is a work of art. Healing messages, simple truths, and therapeutic suggestions are surrounded by some of the loveliest, most diverse images of young bodies I've yet to see. Bravo to both author and illustrator alike." - Andrea Wachter, LMFT, author of Getting Over Overeating for Teens and co-author of Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the รข I Feel Fatรข?ย Spell and The Donรข t Diet, Live-It Workbook
"This is the first picture book I've read where a character has visible stretch marks!" - Sara Grochowski, Alpena County Library
"Love Your Body is a self-love book every girl needs to read!" - Parenting Healthy