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It’s time to bare it all about bodies!

We all experience the world in a body, but we don’t usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one. Just as every person has a unique personality, every person has a unique body, and every body tells its own story.

In Body Talk, thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists share essay
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Published 2020 by Algonquin Young Readers
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Merricat
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The portion covering disability in this book makes it a crucial stand out addition to YA literature. This is really very well done. I'll be handing this to anyone who makes eye contact with me from now on.
Ivy
Feb 18, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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All I want in life is my favorite YA authors giving me the sex talk.
Bridgette
Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for giving a copy for review purposes.

I really, really, really enjoyed this. There isn't a single bad essay in the book. This is all about bodies--how we live in them, how we view them, how society views them, how to may dislike them, and how we learn to love them. This is not simply about the difference in the physicals sizes of bodies--fat, thin--but on all the ways bodies can be and how different identities how also affect we view our bodies and how the
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Amie Forgeron
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Body Talk is an excellent addition to a teen library. The overall theme is about body posititivity, but not in the typical way. This book contains essays from all genders that address how one can love their body though disability, sexuality, reproductive health, and run-of-the mill appearance issues. I love that this book has FAQs and "Do You Know About?" sections, as well as lists of real life role models that can be used to further explore and celebrate each topic. The essays are honest and re ...more
Alexis Stankewitz
*Thank you very much to the publisher and Netgalley for an EARC of Body Talk in exchange for an honest review* I really like this anthology because it's the first I've read that deals with body issues, specifically body issues when you are disabled. It was very refreshing to me to read about people who have gone through the same doubts about their bodies that I have had about mine. Great anthology!
Sarah
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Body Talk is book of essays of different bodies. I love that it has included all different kinds of disabilities and how people have to navigate then in their life. I think this book is important and I hope everyone picks it up when it comes out!

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Fifty Swimsuits by Julie Murphy
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Kelly Jensen is a former teen librarian who worked in several public libraries before pursuing a full-time career in writing and editing. Her current position is with Book Riot, the largest independent book website in North America, where she focuses on talking about young adult literature in all of its manifestations. Before becoming a fully-fledged adult-like person, she worked in the swanky Tex ...more

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