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I Love My Body Because

Shelly Anand, Nomi Ellenson, Erika Rodriguez Medina (Illustrator)


List Price: 18.99*
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All Are Welcome meets Beautifully Me in this gentle, poetic picture book about celebrating your body and all the different, wonderful bodies that make up our world.

Our bodies are our first home and deserve to be celebrated no matter what shape or size! Encourage young readers to celebrate their physical differences and take care of themselves through simple acts like brushing their teeth, washing their hands, and finding healthy ways to channel their feelings. This empathetic picture book instills confidence and encourages empathy in children starting to take notice of how they look.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781534494954, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2022

About the Author

Shelly Anand is a human and civil rights attorney in Atlanta fighting for immigrants and low-income workers from marginalized communities. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. She lives with her husband and two small children.

Nomi Ellenson is a professional photographer and body positive activist. Her projects span the red carpet, fashion, corporate, and commercial worlds. Born and raised in Los Angeles until the age of fourteen, Nomi moved to Manhattan for high school where she has remained since, graduating from Barnard College with a degree in psychology.

Erika Medina is a Mexican illustrator and art instructor living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is interested in storytelling, myths and legends, and scary stories.