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)