Strong Is the New Pretty

By Kate T. Parker,

Book cover of Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Book description

Inspired by the popular photo project of the same title that went viral in the spring of 2015, Strong Is the New Pretty is a photo-driven book comprised of 100 high-quality black-and-white and color images (with minimal text) of fierce and joyful girls--a celebration of what it means to be…

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2 authors picked Strong Is the New Pretty as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but the cover is indeed what got me! I immediately wished someone had captured an image of me looking amazing and strong like the girl featured. I mean, how cool to have a picture that really reflects oneself, so unlike the stiff and awkwardly posed school pics that decorated my home growing up. Her stance and expression just spoke to me and I immediately loved that this book celebrated her strength and presence.  And not just hers! Many, many girls of various ages and backgrounds are photographed doing…

It is essential that girls see themselves – all different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, shapes, sizes, and abilities – in popular culture. This book is powerful: filled with a variety of photographs and positive messages to encourage girls to move from looking pretty to feeling strong!

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