Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Blog Tour: Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Beautiful is a picture book that reimagines what our society thinks beauty is. With magazines and internet images constantly being photoshopped and airbrushed, it is virtually impossible to live up to the standard of beauty our culture has upheld for women. 

In this book, beauty is not an outward appearance but an inner projection of your spirit and joy. It is about what you contribute to the world, not just your mere physical presence. Though the text might sound like an attempt at upholding the status quo on gender conformity, when paired with the illustrations, the text immediately takes on a whole new meaning.  If you know any friends or family members with little girls, this would be a great book to add to their shelves. I know I'm looking forward to sharing this book with my students. 

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Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Expected Publication: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Pages: 32
Format: Picture Book
Audience: All ages
Disclosure: Review copy provided by publisher 

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