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My Body in Pieces

My Body in Pieces

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A deeply emotional graphic memoir of a young woman's struggles with self-esteem and body image issues.

All Marie-No lle wants is to be thin and beautiful. She wishes that her thighs were slimmer, that her stomach lay flatter. Maybe then her parents wouldn't make fun of her eating habits at family dinners, the girls at school wouldn't call her ugly, and the boy she likes would ask her out. This all-too-relatable memoir follows Marie-No lle from childhood to her twenties, as she navigates what it means to be born into a body that doesn't fall within society's beauty standards.

When, as a young teen, Marie-No lle begins a fitness regime in an effort to change her body, her obsession with her weight and size only grows and she begins having suicidal thoughts. Fortunately for Marie-No lle, a friend points her in the direction of therapy, and slowly, she begins to realize that she doesn't need the approval of others to feel whole.

Marie-No lle H bert's debut graphic memoir is visually stunning and drawn entirely in graphite pencil, depicting a deeply personal and emotional journey that encourages us to all be ourselves without apology.

Author: Marie-Noëlle Hébert
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Published: 04/06/2021
Pages: 104
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.65lbs
Size: 11.40h x 8.70w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781773064840
Audience: Young Adult

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2021
School Library Journal 04/01/2021 pg. 142
Publishers Weekly 04/05/2021
Booklist 04/15/2021 pg. 35
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