The first young adult collection of art, poetry, and prose celebrating fat acceptance
Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable, immediate guide about fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage.
★ “This outstanding anthology of essays, illustrations, poems, and letters assembled and edited by librarian and writer Manfredi is a celebration of every body and presents a revolutionary message about fat acceptance and self-love.” — Publishers Weekly Starred Review
★ “A provocative and enlightening collection of personal essays, prose, poetry and artwork…Essay titles and contributor bios are almost as empowering as the pieces themselves.” — Shelf Awareness Starred Review
“Fat adults will wish they’d had this book growing up, and fat teens will finally feel seen. Frank and fabulous.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This powerful anthology creates an important discourse celebrating body diversity, leaving readers feeling inspired to seek their own form of self-acceptance. Recommended purchase for all libraries, especially for those seeking engaging essays promoting body positivity for teens.” — School Library Journal