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Blimpo by Basye, Dale E. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2011)

BTSB #: P01458 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   

Subjects: Future life - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Siblings - Fiction

Summary: Eleven-year-old Milton Fauster puts aside his own escape plans to help his sister, Marlo, who is in training to be an underworld secretary, and his best friend, Virgil, who is stuck in the circle of Heck reserved for overweight children.

56.99 *

Bridge by Konigsberg, Bill 

Paperback(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 529162 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.6 UG

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Suicide - Fiction Depression (Psychology) - Fiction Psychotherapy - Fiction Gays - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Friendship - Fiction George Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction

Summary: Aaron and Tillie do not know each other, but they both feel suicidal and arrive at the George Washington Bridge at the same time, intending to jump. Includes resources about suicide prevention and suicide prevention for LGBTQIA+ youth.

9.01 *

Chunky by Mercado, Yehudi 

BTSB Prebound(HarperAlley, 2021)

BTSB #: 638234 Temp OS

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 2.8 MG

Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Jews - Fiction Imaginary playmates - Fiction Sports - Fiction Graphic novels

Summary: Hudi needs to lose weight, according to his doctors. Concerned about the serious medical issue Hudi had when he was younger, his parents push him to try out for sports. Hudi would rather not, but then he meets Chunky, his imaginary friend and mascot. Together, they decide to find the right sport. As the only Mexican and Jewish kid in his neighborhood, Hudi has found the cheerleader he never had. Chunky eventually encourages Hudi to pursue his true love--comedy. In graphic novel format.

18.58 *

Fake by Cooner, Donna D. 

Paperback(Point, 2019)

BTSB #: 240506 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-14   
AR: 4.6 UG RC: 4.8 9-12 Lexile: 660 HL

Genres: General Fiction

Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Social media - Fiction Self-acceptance - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Secrets - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories Fort Collins (Colo.) - Fiction

Summary: Maisie Fernandez has just about convinced herself that she does not care about her weight or her looks, or about only having one friend in Fort Collins High School (nerdy Owen Carpenter), but "Sienna", the internet profile she creates, is beautiful, skinny, and confident; the profile is part of her plan to humiliate the popular kids who bully and make fun of her, but suddenly the deception gets complicated--because the actual Sienna, whose photos Maisie has been using, shows up in real life.

7.37 *

Fat Angie by Charlton-Trujillo, e. E. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2013)

BTSB #: P02089 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-18   

Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Family problems - Fiction School stories Bullies - Fiction Friendship - Fiction

Summary: Angie deals with her problems at home and the bullies at school by overeating. Having failed to kill herself in front of a gym full of kids she's back at high school just trying to make it through each day. And then she finds a friend who looks past her outward appearance.

52.24 *

Fat boy chronicles : inspired by a true story by Buchanan, Michael 

BTSB Prebound(Sleeping Bear Press, 2012)

BTSB #: 165098 Available

Dewey: FAges: 11-15   
AR: 5.2 MG+RC: 5.3 6-8 Lexile: 800

Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction

Summary: Inspired by a true story, a boy journals the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in a world obsessed with outward beauty.

I'll be the one by Lee, Lyla 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2020)

BTSB #: 556404 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 5.4 UG Lexile: 810

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Korean Americans - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Singing - Fiction Contests - Fiction Family life - Fiction

Summary: Follows a plus-sized teenage girl who shatters expectations on a televised competition seeking the next big K-pop star.

22.08 *

Skinny by Cooner, Donna D. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2012)

BTSB #: P01969 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-18   

Subjects: Obesity - Fiction

Summary: After undergoing gastric-bypass surgery, a self-loathing, obese teenaged girl loses weight and makes the brave decision to start participating in high school life, including pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and finding love.

61.74 *

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