Body Image

Titles dealing with body image for middle grade students (grades 4-8th)

  • Barrows, Annie. Ivy + Bean. Illus. by Sophie Blackall. Chronicle, 2007.
  • Blume, Judy. Blubber. Macmillian Children’s Books, 2006.
  • Carlson, Melody. Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped. TH1NK Books, 2006.
  • Crapsey, Adelaide. “Amaze.” Poets.org, Academy of American Poets, 3 Feb. 2017, www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/amaze-0.
  • Doctorow, Cory. In Real Life. Illus. by Jen Wang. First Second, 2014.
  • Gutiérrez, Cindy Williams. “The Small Claim of Bones.” Poets.org, Academy of American Poets, 19 Sept. 2017, www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/small-claim-bones
  • Haston, Meg. Paperweight. HarperTeen, 2015.
  • Howe, James. Brontorina. Illus. by Randy Cecil. Candlewick Press, 2010.
  • Lange, Erin Jade. Butter. Bloomsbury, 2012.
  • Lennon, Maria T. Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child. Harpercollins, 2013.
  • Littman, Sarah Darer. Purge. Scholastic Press, 2009.
  • Lowell, Amy. “The Captured Goddess.” Poets.org, Academy of American Poets, 25 May 2017, www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/captured-goddess.
  • Lovell, Patty. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. Illus. by David Catrow. Putnam Juvenile, 2001.
  • Matz, Judith. Amanda’s Big Dream. Illus. by Elizabeth Patch. Graceful Cat Press, 2015.
  • McBarnet, Gil. The Whale Who Wanted to Be Small. Ruwanda Trading, 1985.
  • Murphy, Julie. Dumplin’. Balzer + Bray, 2015.
  • Niven, Jennifer. Holding Up the Universe. Penguin, 2016.
  • Rue, Nancy & Stephen Arterburn. Healing Waters. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2008.
  • Shahan, Sherry. Skin & Bones. Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.
  • Smith, Danez. “a Note on the Body.” Poets.org, Academy of American Poets, 2 Oct. 2017, www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/note-body.
  • Telgemeier, Raina. Smile. Graphix, 2010.
  • Tullson, Diane. Zero. Fitzhenry &Whiteside, 2005.
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