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My Body in Pieces by Marie-Noëlle Hébert (illus.), transl. by Shelley Tanaka
Nonfiction — Memoir
April 1, 2021
A deeply emotional graphic memoir of a young woman’s struggles with self-esteem and body image issues.
All Marie-Noëlle wants is to be thin and beautiful. She wishes that her thighs were slimmer, that her stomach lay flatter. Maybe then her parents wouldn’t make fun of her eating habits at family dinners, the girls at school wouldn’t call her ugly, and the boy she likes would ask her out. This all-too-relatable memoir follows Marie-Noëlle from childhood to her twenties, as she navigates what it means to be born into a body that doesn’t fall within society’s beauty standards.