Awards for “My Feet Aren’t Ugly”
Mom’s Choice Award: Winner Juvenile Self-Improvement
Moonbeam Award: Bronze Medal Winner for Best First Book
USA Book Award: Winner in the Young Adult Non-Fiction Category
My Feet Aren’t Ugly: A Guide to Loving Yourself from the Inside Out
By Debra Beck
“So you want to be yourself and still be liked.
Is this possible? What if you really liked yourself and if others liked you, great, and if they didn’t, that would be okay too? Wouldn’t that be a nice feeling not to care if everyone liked you?”
“Liking yourself means others can’t affect you”
“Having self esteem is very powerful. When you have confidence and satisfaction in yourself, you make decisions that are good for you, like leaving parties that make you feel uncomfortable, or telling boys, “No thanks, I just want to hang with my friends,” or wearing the clothes that you like. Having self-esteem and liking ourselves means others can’t affect you.”
“Great Book to develop skills”
“My Feet Aren’t Ugly,” guides the young reader to understand and gain self-esteem through affirmation and self-reflection. Debra’s book allows space for the reader to get to know themselves better through journaling and self-reflection. The young reader will develop skills in areas such as creative thinking, positive thinking, understanding the importance of their health and goal setting. An excellent read that is also a great tool for all parents, teacher’s and counselors.
-Michelle Rossi author of All About Me, Contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul2, Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul.
“Simple advice that makes teenage girls feel better”
I wish My Feet Aren’t Ugly had been around when I was younger. It is a great guide for girls trying to get through the maze of being a teenager. It provides simple, easy to follow advice that helps you feel better about yourself and gives tips for making true friendships.
– Annalee Stewart Levine, Co-author of The Teen Quiz Book
It talks about sex and drugs
Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? Do you ever feel self conscious around other people? Have you ever been pressured to do something you don’t want to do?
The author achieved exactly what she was trying to. After I read this book, I went out to the real world and yelled “Sock it to me! I can do it!” It helped me overcome peer pressure, and I really found myself.