Lorac Publishing announces a new title release: “Thick Bones-Causes of and Cures for Teen Obesity.”


Thick Bones is a story about four multicultural teens who are overweight. The teens tell their story about the daily teasing, harassing, and bullying they encounter just for being overweight.  In addition, the teens discuss how they became overweight and how they changed their eating and exercising habits. Together, they go through a journey supporting and encouraging one another to achieve their weight goals.

This topic is relevant for middle school to young adult readers. Teen obesity is a national epidemic that affects self-esteem, health, and appearance. Additionally, the book addresses some physical and mental causes of obesity. These stories are based on real life experiences of middle and high school teens who struggle with their weight.

Thick Bones begins during summer vacation and continues into the school year. Read to see what happens to the four teens.

“Words can hurt, hurt worse than being tackled on the football field. This book says wake up and take a stand. If you are being tackled get up, get in the huddle and get another play in order to overcome different obstacles in like you can run for a touchdown!”

-Ronnie Lippett-Former New England Patriot

“Thanks for opening my eyes and my mind to what is an on-going problem in our society today. For letting me know that what is on the outside does not always reflect on what’s going on in the inside. We must have compassion because you never know when life will through you a ball that just happens to go out of bounds.”

-Jo-Jo White-Former Boston Celtic

“This new book by Dr. Brown helps voice to those who struggle in a very positive an affirming way. “Thick Bones” breaks down the isolation faced by many overweight youths and gives them a way to connect with people who wish to help them be their true selves and improve their health.”

-Vivien Morris- Masters of Public Health

Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist 

Dr. Carol A. Brown is an administrator in a large urban school district in Massachusetts, where she addresses the physical, social, and emotional needs of overweight and obese teens


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