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Reading Level: 3-4 • Interest Level: 9-12

Manning Up

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Author: Bee Walsh
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Further Information Section, Written in Verse, About the Author Section, High/Low Content
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8268-4 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-5383-8334-6 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8267-7 • $16.35 | $14.20
Jack is at the top of his game. He's a senior running back on the football team, dominating every opponent in his way. To everyone else, Jack is totally in control. In reality, he struggles with an eating disorder that controls every aspect of his daily life. When Jack starts using steroids, he feels invincible, but will the steroids help him win the big game, or will he lose everything he's ever worked for?
“A short but impactful read about a topic teens face more often than is widely known and which is not typically seen in YA fiction.” —YALSA
Selected for YALSA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

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About the Author:
Bee Walsh is a nonbinary poet, editor, & introvert from the Bronx, NY. They attended SUNY Fredonia where they received a degree in English Language/Literature as well as a degree in International Studies & they are currently attending SUNY Buffalo pursuing an MA in Applied Economics. Their work has appeared in Wyvern Lit, Velvet Tail, Vagabond Lit, Riggwelter, Ghost City Press, and The Fem. Walsh wanted to write a book about something they understand very well (eating disorders) and something they know little about (football). You can find them at