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Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories about Living Fabulously Fat



by
Cassandra Newbould

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint
Bloomsbury USA
ISBN
9781547606078
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Social Issue: Body or Weight Shaming , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Language: Infrequent Use
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JLG Category

Young Adults Plus

This commercial, intersectional feminist YA anthology celebrates body diversity and fat acceptance through compelling short stories.

With 16 stories that feature fat main characters in a multitude of genres and tropes, and written by authors who live those lives too, this anthology celebrates and empowers those who move through life in big bodies. These are diverse, own-voices contemporary, fantasy, and sci-fi stories – providing readers the opportunity to dream and see themselves represented in a kaleidoscope of characters, where fat teens express themselves through fashion, sports, food, music, art, where they undertake quests, take on haters, and fall in love.

CONTRIBUTORS:
Nafiza Azad, Chris Baron, Sheena Boekweg, Linda Camacho, Kelly deVos, Alex Gino, Claire Kann, Amanda Lovelace, Hilary Monahan, Cassandra Newbould, Francina Simone, Rebecca Sky, Monique Gray Smith, Renée Watson, Catherine West, Jen Yen.Introduction by Aubrey Gordon. “About the Contributors.”

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Social Issue: Body or Weight Shaming , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Language: Infrequent Use

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

416

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2021

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Human body. Short stories. Individual differences. Self-consciousness (sensitivity). Families. Romance. Body image. Adolescence. Self-acceptance. Self-esteem. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up–Newbould’s anthology is a feminist take on intersectional body diversity and fat acceptance. The collection includes a foreword by Aubrey Gordon, creator of the Your Fat Friend site and podcast, and stories by authors including Nafiza Azad, Alex Gino, Francina Simone, and Renée Watson. This inclusive compilation features short stories about fat girls, boys, and nonbinary teens with various sexualities and backgrounds: characters are Black, Indian, Muslim, ­Chinese, and more. The stories highlight a number of genres and settings—from the hockey arena to outer space and prom shopping to the softball field. Empowering and reflective, these stories tackle finding your voice, even if “well-meaning” family members may not know how to show love the way it is needed. The common thread throughout these selections is that fat characters are centered, not sidelined; they are bold and bright, demanding to be seen. In Gordon’s moving foreword, she concludes, “Telling stories like the ones in this collection—and stories like yours—is part of how we change the world around us.” VERDICT These characters should be seen in all collections. Recommended for both school and public libraries.–Lisa Krok, Morley Lib., Cleveland, OH

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up–Newbould’s anthology is a feminist take on intersectional body diversity and fat acceptance. The collection includes a foreword by Aubrey Gordon, creator of the Your Fat Friend site and podcast, and stories by authors including Nafiza Azad, Alex Gino, Francina Simone, and Renée Watson. This inclusive compilation features short stories about fat girls, boys, and nonbinary teens with various sexualities and backgrounds: characters are Black, Indian, Muslim, ­Chinese, and more. The stories highlight a number of genres and settings—from the hockey arena to outer space and prom shopping to the softball field. Empowering and reflective, these stories tackle finding your voice, even if “well-meaning” family members may not know how to show love the way it is needed. The common thread throughout these selections is that fat characters are centered, not sidelined; they are bold and bright, demanding to be seen. In Gordon’s moving foreword, she concludes, “Telling stories like the ones in this collection—and stories like yours—is part of how we change the world around us.” VERDICT These characters should be seen in all collections. Recommended for both school and public libraries.–Lisa Krok, Morley Lib., Cleveland, OH

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