Read the new issue of readergirlz.
This month's theme is Body Image. We're highlighting three books by Melissa Walker: Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design, and Violet in Private, the story of a self-proclaimed "P-L-A-I-N" girl who unexpectedly becomes a supermodel and has to deal with the pressures and contradictions of the modeling industry.
Talk About It
Do you think the fashion industry promotes unrealistic images of what women's bodies look like? If so, how can we help change that? Would you ever become a model? Strike up a discussion at the readergirlz forum. Also check out the Love Your Body Foundation and mark your calendars for Love Your Body Day 2008.
Join our hour-long chat with Melissa Walker on Thursday, September 4th starting at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST at the readergirlz forum.
Keeping this month's theme and spotlighted title in mind, the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council also recommend the following books:
On Pointe by Lorie Ann Grover
Looks by Madeleine George
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglas
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
Body Drama by Nancy Amanda Redd
Last month's featured book and author: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Next month's featured book and author: Good Enough by Paula Yoo
Visit the readergirlz archive.
Meet the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council
Read the original readergirlz press release
View all of the readergirlz-tagged posts at Bildungsroman
Check out my interview with Melissa Walker
Consult my book list called But I Don't Want to Be Famous!