Body Pro: Facts and Figures About Bad Hair Days, Blemishes, and Being Healthy

9781515778783. ea vol: 48p. (Girlology). charts. chron. diag. Capstone. Jan. 2018. lib. ed. $31.32.
Gr 6–8—Did you know that celebrated writer Mark Twain invented the bra clasp? Or that fingernails grow fastest on one's dominant hand? Random factoids like these are given style and flair through palatable, if not entertaining, infographics. Body Pro discusses nutrition and exercise, biological changes, and self-expression and adornment and promotes a healthy sense of well-being. Readers receive behind-the-scenes access to the world of models, celebrities, and the garment industry in Fashion Guru. And though the topic makes an appearance in every volume, Social Media Savvy dips into statistics with sensible tips for online safety. Throughout the series, both the text and the photos evoke a cosmopolitan feel and reflect the larger world.
VERDICT A lively and creative way for teens to see how their preferences and practices stack up against those of their peers—and a great pick for middle schoolers.

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