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Fat Girls from Outer Space - a graphic novel
Category : Self HelpISBN No :9781505633061
This graphic novel for tweens deals with a 12 year old girl who is overweight and has to endure being made fun of by bullies in her school. Ms. Orenstein not only addresses the child weight issues, but we learn a lesson of living together - whatever race or heritage, kids are kids. Period. It is handled beautifully. Freddy takes her personality and talent and transcends her problems, with the help of her friends, and a great counselor who also knows what Freddy was going through. People don't know the power of words, especially to a young person. I can relate to this book. I was one of the fat kids. I was like Freddy. Fat Girls From Outer Space- a graphic novel is for everyone who has ever had something they were self-conscious of, or made fun of, and for those who didn't have those problems to see what words and actions can do. An imaginative and wonderful book...
Dr. Fran Orenstein wrote her first poem at age eight and has never stopped writing. She grew up in New York's Brooklyn and the Bronx, and is grateful for all the exciting opportunities in education and culture. She has been a teacher, a magazine editor/writer, rehab counselor, managed programs for women and children and served as an officer with AmeriCorps. She now lives in Georgia with her furry feline friends, happily writing. Visit Fran's World at www.franorenstein.com. Visit Fran on the web at www.franorenstein.weebly.com.