Just like adults, kids are bombarded with images of body perfection. Animated movies and cartoons, as well as the magazine covers on the rack at the grocery store, send children a clear message: Thin is in. Given that, it’s no wonder that a recent report from Common Sense Media found that an astounding 80 percent of 10-year-old American girls have already been on a diet.
Fortunately, the advocacy group has a slew of resources to help parents fight back against the negative messages, and what better way to do it than by taking a break from screens and settling down with a good book? Here are Common Sense Media’s best books for ensuring the next generation knows there’s nothing wrong with their bodies.