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Dana Fauth, now 17, of Fort Salonga, took this self-portrait; it is the cover of the new book "Straight Talk With the Curvy Girls." Fauth will be a senior at Kings Park High School. (Undated)

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Meet the Long Island Curvy Girls

Nine young Long Islanders with scoliosis — a condition that causes their spines to grow curved instead of straight — contributed to a new book called “Straight Talk with the Curvy Girls: Scoliosis: Brace Yourself for What You Need to Know. Here, photos of some of the girls from the Long Island Curvy Girls chapter.