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Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Tina P. Schwartz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Serious depression afflicts over two million teenagers each year in the United States alone, and it can often be difficult for teens to recognize, cope with, and get help for their depression. This book helps...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Growing Up

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark Chicken Soup for the Soul (May 03, 2011)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Growing Up supports and inspires teenagers as they grow up as they read stories written by other teens about the problems and issues they face every day. 

Being a teenager...


Rethinking Normal

by Katie Rain Hill Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)

In her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Rain Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment. Now with a reading group guide!

Katie Rain Hill realized very young...


Some Assembly Required

by Arin Andrews Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning first-of-its-kind memoir. Now with a reading...


Hello from 2030

by Jan Paul Schutten Aladdin/Beyond Words (October 07, 2014)

Will the future be what we think, or will our predictions be laughably wrong? Get a glimpse of what's coming--and how we know--in this firsthand look at futurology, the science of predicting the future.

What...


Some Assembly Required and Rethinking Normal

by Arin Andrews & Katie Rain Hill Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)

Two teens. Two struggles. Two unforgettable stories. Now available in one ebook, Arin Andrews and Katie Hill share their personal journeys of undergoing gender reassignment in two inspiring memoirs: Some Assembly...


Be a Changemaker

by Laurie Ann Thompson & Bill Drayton Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (September 16, 2014)

Empower yourself in today's highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools,...


Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off!

by Glenn Murphy & Mike Phillips Flash Point (May 12, 2014)

Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off!: The Science Scoop on More Than 30 Terrifying Phenomena

Beginning with a gripping description of the worst-case scenarios we've all heard on the news, expert explainer Glenn...


Bullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Mathangi Subramanian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

This book looks at the many forms of bullying, including sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and adults who bully teens. It offers suggestions to teens about what to do if they’re being bullied, what to do when...


Can I tell you about Autism?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Jude Welton, Jane Telford & Glenys Jones Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2014)

Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication,...


What My Mother Doesn't Know

by Sonya Sones Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 19, 2010)

My name is Sophie.

This book is about me.

It tells

the heart-stoppingly riveting story

of my first love.

And also of my second.

And, okay, my third love, too.

It's not that I'm boy crazy.

It's just that even though

I'm...


The Mates, Dates Guide to Life, Love, and Looking Lusc

by Cathy Hopkins Simon Pulse (May 11, 2010)

Time for a lifestyle makeover?

The Mates, Dates girls will show you how!

Four super-tight friends dish their secrets for dealing with life's little dilemmas...

Like boys, for start: what they want, where...


My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes

by Dagmar Geisler, pro Familia & International Center for Assault Prevention Sky Pony (January 07, 2014)

Now every parent, grandparent, or teacher can explain to a child the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching in a way that young boys and girls can understand.

As a child, there are constantly...


1 Year, 100 Pounds

by Whitney Holcombe Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (December 24, 2013)

Part cheerleader, part drill sergeant, Whitney Holcombe chronicles how to transition from "the fat girl" to being a healthy, confident young woman.

At age fourteen, Whitney Holcombe stepped onto her bathroom...


Go Ahead, Ask Me.

by Nico Medina & Billy Merrell Simon Pulse (October 06, 2009)

Would you rather be a stereotypically beautiful class-A moron or a Nobel Prize winner with a gimp arm?

Your best friend's significant other hits on you -- and not in a cute, in-front-of-your-best-friend sort...


Always Sisters

by CeCe Winans Howard Books (July 17, 2007)

Becoming the princess God intended you to be has a lot to do with discovering -- who you are as His daughter and who you can be as a sister to those who walk beside you.

Award-winning singer CeCe Winans has...


A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

by Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, Lee Crandall Park & William C. Wimmer Scarecrow Press (June 06, 2001)

From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders_essentially a 'what is it' book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist...


The Sober Revolution: Calling Time on Wine O'Clock

by Lucy Rocca & Sarah Turner Accent Press (July 26, 2013)

Do you count down the minutes to wine o’clock on a daily basis? Is a bottle of Pinot Grigio your friend at the end of a long hard day? If you want to give up being controlled and defined by alcohol the it...


The War Within Our Hearts

by Sa'ad Quadri, Habeeb Quadri & Imam Zaid Shakir Kube Publishing Ltd (January 06, 2013)

The ultimate book addressing teenage issues of Muslim youth in the West.


The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop Your Feminine Power

by M.J. Abadie Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (August 13, 2013)

This spirited, emboldening guidebook includes more than fifty ways to get in touch with your inner divinity.

Written to empower and inspire, this positive book teaches you how to connect with your inner Goddess,...


Joshua's Song

by Joan Hiatt Harlow Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 23, 2013)

Boston, 1919. It's been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that's sweeping the world has claimed his father's life; his voice has changed, so he can't sing in the Boston...


Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management

by Nick Dubin & Dr Valerie Gaus Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 12, 2009)

This book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for...


I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

by Larry Smith & Rachel Fershleiser HarperCollins (September 01, 2009)

From the editors of the international phenomenon and New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning comes a collection of six-word memoirs created by and for teens.

From cancer to creativity, prom dates...


What Is It Like to Be Me?: A Book About a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome

by Alenka Klemenc, Ursa Rozic, Katarina Kompan Erzar & Branka D Jurisic et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 10, 2013)

This charmingly illustrated book follows Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it, from his love of batteries to the challenges he faces...


Brotherly Feelings: Me, My Emotions, and My Brother with Asperger's Syndrome

by Sam Frender & Robin Schiffmiller Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 25, 2007)

This book explores the emotions commonly experienced by siblings of children with Asperger's Syndrome. With illustrations throughout, this book will help siblings to understand that their emotional responses...


Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

by Jennifer Elder & Marc Thomas Jessica Kingsley Publishers (December 16, 2005)

Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with AS, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson,...


Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

by Kate Collins-Donnelly Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 15, 2013)

This engaging workbook helps young people aged 10+ understand and manage anxiety. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, the activities will help young people understand why they get anxious and...


I've Got This Friend Who

by Anonymous Hazelden Publishing (July 08, 2010)

Personal stories, fast facts and self-tests help young readers recognize when a friend or family member is in trouble, identify and seek help for their own issues, and practice self-care to avoid feeling overwhelmed...


Doing It Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex

by Bronwen Pardes Simon Pulse (March 05, 2013)

Enjoy responsibly.

Sex. Sometimes it feels like everybody's doing it. Maybe you are. Maybe you're thinking about it. Maybe it's years away. Whatever.

You need to be ready -- in your head, and down there. You...


Loose Threads

by Lorie Ann Grover Margaret K. McElderry Books (February 26, 2013)

Seventh grader Kay Garber's happy home is made up of four generations of women: Great Gran Eula; Grandma Margie; Kay's mother, Karine; and Kay. But on the evening Grandma Margie tells her family she has a lump...


Be Brave

by Karen Rochester Woodslane Press (December 01, 2012)

This book has been specifically written to help, especially children, to be able to trust a 'safe' person when something wrong is happening in their life, be it bullying, improper touching by another person,...


Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

by Karen Blumenthal Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2013)

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in...


Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

by Alice Crosetto & Rajinder Garcha Scarecrow Press (November 08, 2012)

In this volume, Alice Crosetto and Rajinder Garcha identify hundreds of resources—including books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will help educators, professionals, parents, siblings, guardians,...


What If?: Answers to Questions About What it Means to Be Gay

by Eric Marcus Simon Pulse (January 01, 2013)

if you think your friend is a lesbian, can you ask her?

how do people become gay?

is it a sin? is it a choice?

No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics -- and not-so-basics...


Out of Hiding:A Holocaust Survivor's Journey to America

by Ruth Gruener & Natasha Soudek Scholastic Inc. Audio (May 05, 2020)

Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun. In war-ravaged Europe, they...


Brave Little Panda

by Asians Against Violence of Asian Alliance for Health, Inc. Asian Alliance for Health (February 21, 2013)

Little Panda likes to have play-dates with Cousin Panda. One evening, Cousin Panda does something bad and warns Little Panda not to tell anyone. Follow the story and find out how Little Panda became the Brave...


Just Feel

by Mallika Chopra & Brenna Vaughan Running Press Kids (October 21, 2019)

From the author of Just Breathe, Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, comes a full-color guide empowering kids ages 8-12 to problem solve, harness inner strength, and gain grit and emotional awareness....


(M)other

by Sanita Fejzić & Alisa Arsenault Bouton d'or Acadie (February 24, 2020)

Two mothers, a son, a world full of love. No, my son doesn't have a father! From the delivery room to the classroom, a woman whose motherhood is questi oned explains: her son doesn't have a father, but he's...


Be Amazing

by Desmond Napoles & Dylan Glynn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 20, 2020)

In Be Amazing, drag kid Desmond is Amazing walks you through the history of the LGBTQ community, all while encouraging you to embrace your own uniqueness and ignore the haters.

Desmond is amazing--and you are,...


Everybody Gets Angry

by Noah Lukeman Lukeman Literary Management Ltd (July 01, 2015)

This fun, light-hearted book teaches children that they are not alone and that it's OK to feel angry--in fact, everybody gets angry, including Dad, Mom, Grammy, the dog, and even the neighborhood squirrel! And...


Bootleg

by Karen Blumenthal Flash Point (May 23, 2011)

It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions,...


Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison, Robin Miles & Bahni Turpin Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of...


Crash

by Marc Favreau & Oliver Wyman Hachette Book Group (April 10, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


We All Fall Down

by Nic Sheff & Charles Carroll Hachette Book Group (April 13, 2012)

The longer I stay clean, the more the world just opens up with possibilities and hope. But it's so hard to remember that. And I guess that's the problem. So today I wanna remember. Let me tell you what happens:...


Claudette Colvin

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2009

by Phillip Hoose Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 19, 2009)

"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'" - Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up...


Proud (Young Readers Edition)

by Ibtihaj Muhammad Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2018)

The inspiring and critically acclaimed all-American story of faith, family, hard work, and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist, New York Times bestselling author, and Time "100 Most Influential People"...


Someone Like Me

by Julissa Arce Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 17, 2018)

A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas.

Born in the picturesque town of...


First Generation

by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace & Agata Nowicka Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2018)

Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers.

The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from...


Just Breathe

by Mallika Chopra, Brenna Vaughan & Deepak Chopra Running Press Kids (August 27, 2018)

For kids ages 8 to 12, this is an accessible and fun meditation and mindfulness how-to book filled with full-color illustrations, written by Mallika Chopra and with a foreword by Deepak Chopra.

Just Breathe...


The Teenage Guy's Survival Guide

by Jeremy Daldry Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 02, 2018)

The go-to book about growing up for teenage (or soon-to-be teenage) boys everywhere, updated with brand-new content for today's social media-driven world.

Why do crushes make a person go crazy?Where is the best...