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Eating Disorders

by: Trudi Strain Trueit

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ORIGINALLY 20.50
  • Item #: NTS
    426084
  • ISBN13: 9780531122181
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Grades: 5 - 8
  • Lexile® Measure: 1070L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level U
  • DRA Level: 44
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Description

SET FEATURES:

  •     Tackles tough preteen issues with reader-friendly information and advice
  •     "Further Resources" list includes books, websites, and organizations that can help
  •     High-interest topics
  •     Sidebars and features for added interest
  •     Glossary
  •     Index

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    REVIEWS:


     
    5/1/04 Science Books & Films
    This is an excellent book for adolescents by an award-winning health and medical broadcast journalist. Trudi Strain Truiet provides clear, concise information in an easy-to-understand format as she makes the point that 9 million Americans are currently battling an eating disorder. The book begins by asking young readers to think about their own body image by answering a short survey with yes or no responses. Once the reader is engaged in the topic, Truiet provides the facts along with appropriate illustrations and case examples. The personal stories are a tremendous asset to the book because they put a real face on what could otherwise be written as a dry, scientific treatise. This book offers hope by providing strategies and helpful suggestions for changing thought cycles about body image.


     
    The book consists of seven chapters, a glossary, a list of further resources, and an index. The additional resources include books, videos, and on-line sites and organizations. This volume would be most appropriate for junior high audiences, although young adults (grades 9-12) may also find the material helpful. The author presents complex material in a very clear manner that should appeal to the young reader; the information is accurate and well organized. I highly recommend this book on an often-overlooked issue facing our society today. It is a text that not only identifies a problem, but also provides useful tools for addressing it.


     
    -May/June 2004

     

RELATED SUBJECTS: Human Body

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