Nomination: Not all black girls know how to eat: a story of bulimia

Covington Armstrong, Stephanie.  Not all black girls know how to eat: a story of bulimia.  2009.  Lawrence Hill Books.  $16.95.  (978-1556527861).  Gr. 7 and up.

Struggling to deal with the emotional trauma of a loveless and poverty-ridden childhood and adolescence, and rape by a beloved uncle, the author uses bulimia to numb her pain.  When she tries to deal with her addiction in a 12-step program, she finds that most resources are geared towards middle and upper-class white women.   (mmc)

 

 

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