by Cheryl Rainfield
Harcourt Children's Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release date October 1, 2013
Tomorrow is the release date for Cheryl Rainfield's Stained, reviewed by CanLit for LittleCanadians here. Body image is a key factor in plot development in Stained, with multiple characters focusing on their perceived imperfections or those of others to an unhealthy degree. Knowing the damage that a poor body image can have, Cheryl Rainfield has shared her thoughts, as well as links to relevant resources, in this downloadable article:
This is an important read for all of us, even younger than the mature readership needed for Stained, as teachers of media literacy will recognize. Help your students and your children understand the issues of body image to ensure good health, mental and physical.