Beacon Street Girls

October 14, 2008

There’s a very interesting article in The New York Times about the tween series, Beacon Street Girls, which was created in response to the sex-fashion-popularity books that are marketed at tweens and teens.  The article describes the collaborative way the books are written using childhood health experts and a new study that links reading the books with a healthier lifestyle.

“At the annual scientific conference of the Obesity Society this month in Phoenix, researchers from the Duke medical school presented some remarkable findings on “Lake Rescue” (B*tween Productions, 2005), a Beacon Street book that focuses on the struggles of an overweight girl named Chelsea Briggs.”  more


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