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Gio Benitez recommends kids read new book “Short & Skinny” which he could relate to

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You know I love to talk about books, but I especially love to talk about them when they can help kids. I want you to help too. Post your own #shelfie on Twitter or IG with the hashtag #MagicOfStorytelling and @Disney & @ABCBeInspired will donate a new book to @FirstBookOrg, which gets books into the hands of kids who need them. If one million people do this, that’s one million free books going to kids! * Okay, now let me tell you about this book. Like a lot of kids, I grew up with body image issues. Comic strip artist @markheartlio has taken that premise and turned it into a very inspiring (and fun) graphic memoir for kids of all ages. * I reached out to him to share a few thoughts on the book: “Short & Skinny is a graphic novel mini-memoir of my life during the summer of ‘77 when I was a shy 7th grader struggling with confidence and body image issues, trying to figure out my place in the world,” Mark said. “Then STAR WARS came out and put me on the path to discovering my storytelling self and realizing ‘big things can come in small packages.’ “

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