Bodies Are Cool: A picture book celebration of all kinds of bodies

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Bodies Are Cool: A picture book celebration of all kinds of bodies

Bodies Are Cool: A picture book celebration of all kinds of bodies

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When Feder drew the letter S for stretch marks on Monday, Oct. 24, she wrote in her caption: “I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed by the antisemitism in the news this week so I made this ballerina look kind of related to me and my big Ashkenazi Jewish family.” Depicting societally marginalized human bodies in all their joyful, normal glory, this book is cool. Grief can be crushing, but this heartfelt memoir will comfort those who have known it and gently show those who haven’t how to help and what to expect.” — Booklist, starred review

Gritty, wildly informative, and informed: a must-have feminist survival guide for the Trump era." - Kirkus, starred review From the author and illustrator of the gorgeous and solemn graphic memoir, Dancing at the Pity Party, comes a lively and glorious picture book that is all about body positivity from head to toe. The story is anthemic and reads like an affirmation, highlighting all the lovely types of bodies out there and how they are really cool. Feder’s inclusive book will instill confidence and pride! Bonus review from my 8 year old son: "I really liked it...I liked looking for what was different about each person. I liked how colorful it was and how comfortable everyone was with being themselves and being around people who were different. It was a happy book, and kids should get to see people who are happy with themselves." Authored by podcasters Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, this field guide is part intersectional feminist history and part practical how-to for modern feminists. By the time we met on Zoom in March, she couldn’t remember precisely what it was she’d been reacting to that day in late October. “I think that was when one of the Kanye West antisemitism things was happening,” she said. Perhaps it was the demonstrators who stood behind banners that read, “Kanye is right about the Jews,” and, “Honk if you know,” on a Los Angeles freeway overpass that weekend, extending their arms forward in Nazi salutes.My niece is a very curious and empathetic kid. She always has a lot of questions about strangers’ bodies when we go out together. I’m not a parent and am never quite sure how to help her learn without pointing, staring, or being rude (I try my best but I’m never sure the exact best way to do it). I bought this book for her so we could examine and talk all we want about all kinds of different bodies in private. She loved it. It was so helpful for me to be able to explain all kinds of bodies to her without being put on the spot to do it directly in front of the human in real life. And I think she felt relieved to be able to ask all of her questions, express fear and concern, etc without having to worry about hurting someone’s feelings. If you scroll through Feder’s alphabet, one other thing that stands out right away is the sense of joy. The drawings are bright and cheerful. The characters wear serene expressions and little smiles as they leap, stretch, or pose. Authored by celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and writer Emily Ladau, this practical, intersectional guide offers all readers a welcoming place to understand disability as part of the human experience. Equal parts celebration, reflection, and mourning, this graphic memoir touches on the unpredictable path of grief . . . Grieving teens will find incredible solace in Feder’s story; all readers will be stirred by this wrenching yet uplifting musing." — School Library Journal, starred review

This book is truly special. Not only do the authors present the problems, but they also offer potential solutions and inspirational tools that are so crucial in driving the conversation forward. Their charming tone combined with the incisively detailed breakdown of all the ways in which the patriarchy affects women make Unladylike a must-read.” — Morgan Jerkins, author of This Will Be My Undoing

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This book presents a fuller, more colorful view of humanity to children, humanity that is all all around us, humanity that is too often cropped out, left out, never shown, rarely included. If people are created in God's image, that image is colorful and full of shapes and sizes and decorations and swirls and dots and hard parts and soft parts and jiggly parts and hairy parts. Bodies are cool shows how cool that image really might begin to be if more bodies are included in the picture. From the author and illustrator of the gorgeous and solemn graphic memoir Dancing at the Pity Party comes a lively and glorious picture book that is all about body positivity, from head to toe. The story is anthemic and reads like an affirmation that highlights all the lovely types of bodies out there and how they are really cool. Feder’s book is inclusive and will instill in readers confidence and pride! A few years ago, when Feder was preparing to write and illustrate her picture book, Bodies Are Cool , aimed at preschoolers, she put out a call on social media: What’s a body part or physical feature people wished they’d learned to love as kids?

My first solo work is a fully-illustrated graphic memoir about my mom’s death during spring break of my sophomore year of college. It’s sad but also silly and weird, just like loss. From two Nobel Peace Prize winners, an invitation to look past sadness and loneliness to the joy that surrounds us. Disabled people are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us–disabled and non-disabled alike–don’t know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disabilityis a friendly handbook on important disability issues you need to know about, including: Bodies are Cool is the most amazing body-positive book for children I've ever read. Written and illustrated by Tyler Feder (creator of the incredible graphic memoir Dancing at the Pity Party), the book includes positive, inclusive illustrations of all kinds of human bodies.Everyone needs this book on their shelf immediately.” — Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga Feder writes and draws about mental health, too. It’s all connected, she said. Her 2020 book, Dancing at the Pity Party , subtitled “a dead mom graphic memoir,” starts before her mother’s ovarian cancer diagnosis and continues after her death when Feder was a sophomore in college, reflecting on the grief of a “motherless life” with candor and humor. Her next book, Are You Mad at Me? — cowritten with one of her sisters and set to be published in September — is a picture book that follows an anxious ostrich who always thinks other animals are mad at her. A bustling celebration of body positivity that lovingly features bodies, skin, and hair of all kinds . . .Feder chooses clear and unapologetic language to describe body characteristics, challenging the negative connotations that are often attached to those bodies . . .Depicting societally marginalized human bodies in all their joyful, normal glory, this book is cool.”— Kirkus, starred review Kids should get to see people who are happy with themselves, happy with their bodies, and cool with all of the cool bodies around them! A] smart, sassy field guide for feminists. . . . Unapologetic and witty, this work is a great choice for followers of Jennifer Baumgardner and Roxane Gay but will also appeal to young adults and graphic novel fans.” - Library Journal, starred review

The last bit of the author bio: “Tyler has a round tummy, fuzzy eyebrows, and a mole on her left arm with a little hair growing out of it. Her body is cool, and so is yours!”As Feder puts it, “Why shouldn’t people that don’t fit this one norm get to be depicted and romanticized in a joyful way?” S is for stretch marks — and super Jewish? Sincere but not sappy, this bittersweet and affecting meditation on the author’s experiences also serves as a heartfelt celebration of her mother’s life.” — Horn Book From skin color, hair types, body hair, eyes, faces, to tummies, legs, scars and more, there are hundreds of wonderful visuals in this body-positive book that shows that your body and their body and everybody's body is unique and beautiful.



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