Body-Inclusive (Primary)

Being fat isn’t a bad thing, but simply a description, like tall and short and thin, none of which are negative or positive. While the publishing industry still has a lot of work to do around body inclusivity, here are some recommended picture books that feature curvy characters. Additionally, I'd recommend recent titles I Love My Body Because by Shelly Anand and Nomi Ellenson, illustrated by Erika Rodriguez Medina; Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin, illustrated by Ebony Glenn; Beautifully Me by Nabela Noor, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali; and Punky Aloha by Shar Tuiasoa (all not reviewed by Horn Book). See also our booklists for intermediate and older readers and my blog post on the topic. For more related books, click any of the subject tags below.


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