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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...


A Maze Me

by Naomi Shihab Nye & Terre Maher Greenwillow Books (May 26, 2015)

A collection of seventy-two poems written especially for girls ages twelve and up by the much-honored and beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye. "A lovely, rich collection that promises to be a lasting companion for...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It

by Gail Carson Levine & Matthew Cordell HarperCollins (August 27, 2013)

This Is Just to Say

If you’re looking for a nice happy book

put this one down and run away quickly

Forgive me sweetness and good cheer are boring

Inspired by William Carlos Williams’s famous poem ”This Is...


Anna Was Here

by Jane Kurtz Greenwillow Books (August 27, 2013)

Ten-year-old Anna Nickel is moving from Colorado to Kansas, and she is not happy about leaving her friends behind! This is a moving, often humorous coming-of-age story about family, faith, God's love, and the...


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...


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...


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...


My Feelings and Me

by Holde Kreul & Dagmar Geisler Sky Pony (April 03, 2018)

Do you know your own feelings?

Sometimes, we're happy, so we laugh and shout with glee. Other times, we're angry, and want to rage and roar.

It is not easy to deal with our many contradictory emotions. To recognize...


The Golden Girls of Rio

by Nikkolas Smith Sky Pony (November 15, 2016)

The women athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics captivated the world: Simon Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time; Katie Ledecky, who shattered swimming records in multiple events; Michelle Carter,...


Rage in the Streets

by Jules Archer & Kathleen Krull Sky Pony (April 19, 2016)

Why do people riot?

From the Boston Massacre in 1770 to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, mob violence in the United States is often sparked by unjust court decisions, unfair taxes, unpopular wars, the fear of unemployment,...


Resistance

by Jules Archer & Kathleen Krull Sky Pony (June 27, 2017)

Is resistance un-American? How far should resistance go? Courage and desperation have sparked instances of resistance since the dawn of civilization. Jesus, Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King resisted the...


They Had a Dream

by Jules Archer Sky Pony (January 26, 2016)

The majority of the civil rights movement in the United States occurred in three stages. The first stage began with the slaves in America fighting for their freedom. Frederick Douglass was a key player from...


Born Just Right

by Jordan Reeves & Jen Lee Reeves Aladdin (June 04, 2019)

From tween advocate for limb difference and founder of Project Unicorn Jordan Reeves and her mom, Jen, comes an inspiring memoir about how every kid is perfect just the way they are.

When Jordan Reeves was born...


Dear America: Young Readers’ Edition

by Jose Antonio Vargas HarperCollins (March 05, 2019)

In this young readers’ adaptation of his adult memoir Dear America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas tells his story, in light of the 12 million undocumented...


Herstory

by Katherine Halligan & Sarah Walsh Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 11, 2018)

Move aside history—it’s time for herstory.

Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation that’s perfect for fans...


Mind Your Head

by Juno Dawson Zaffre (May 15, 2018)

From the critically acclaimed author of THIS BOOK IS GAY, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson

From the critically acclaimed author of THIS BOOK IS GAY, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson. We all have...


The Acid King

by Jesse P. Pollack Simon Pulse (October 16, 2018)

Real stories. Real teens. Real consequences.

A murder in a small Long Island town reveals the dark secrets lurking behind the seemingly peaceful façade in this latest installment of the Simon True series.

On...


Our Stories, Our Voices

by Amy Reed, Julie Murphy, Sandhya Menon & Ellen Hopkins et al. Simon Pulse (August 14, 2018)

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female...


The Girl Guide

by Marawa Ibrahim & Sinem Erkas HarperCollins (May 01, 2018)

For every tween girl wondering about her changing body and changing brain, this funny and highly illustrated guide is the answer. Packed with advice about everything from periods to bras to body hair—PLUS...


Resist

by Veronica Chambers & Paul Ryding HarperCollins (September 25, 2018)

A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers’s inspiring collection of profiles—along with Senator Cory Booker’s stirring foreword—will inspire readers...


Growing Friendships: A Kids' Guide to Making and Keeping Friends

by Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Christine McLaughlin Aladdin/Beyond Words (July 18, 2017)

From psychologist and children’s friendships expert Eileen Kennedy-Moore and parenting and health writer Christine McLaughlin comes a social development primer that gives kids the answers they need to make...


The Pregnancy Project

by Gaby Rodriguez & Jenna Glatzer Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 17, 2012)

When high school senior Gaby faked a pregnancy as a project to challenge stereotypes, she also changed her life. Discover this compelling memoir from an inspirational teenage activist, now a Lifetime movie.

It...


Bullied Kids Speak Out

by Jodee Blanco Adams Media (July 04, 2014)

True stories from New York Times bestselling author Jodee Blanco's tours

Have you ever felt alone, as if no one understands what you're going through, and that no matter how hard you try, you're scared things...


Mean Chicks, Cliques, And Dirty Tricks

by Erika V Shearin Karres Adams Media (January 01, 2004)

Bullies. Cliques. Peer pressure. Teenage girls have had enough! Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks is the first book to give teenage girls the lowdown on everyday issues in today's tough girl world, from...


Gandhi

by Kathleen Kudlinski Aladdin (March 13, 2012)

A childhood biography of the great political and social leader.

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) studied law in England, then spent 20 years defending the rights of immigrants in South Africa. In 1914 he returned...


The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett & E.L. Konigsburg Aladdin (March 20, 2012)

One of the most beloved children's books of all time and the inspiration for a feature film, a television miniseries, and a Broadway musical, The Secret Garden is the best-known work of Frances Hodgson Burnett....


Downsiders

by Neal Shusterman Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 21, 2012)

Beneath the sewer grates and manholes of the city lies a strange and secret world called the Downside.

Every Downsider knows that it's forbidden to go Topside, and most fear a collision of the two worlds. But...


Be the One

by Byron Pitts Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 16, 2017)

Emmy Award–winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six young people who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary...


Jack the Ripper

by Michael Burgan Aladdin (August 15, 2017)

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to be considered one of the worst figures in history, with this second book in a brand-new nonfiction series that focuses on the most nefarious historical figures....


One Cut

by Eve Porinchak Simon Pulse (May 02, 2017)

Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes.

A backyard brawl turned media circus filled with gang accusations turns a small, quiet town upside down in this second book in the new Simon True series.

On May 22, 1995...


Deep Water

by Katherine Nichols Simon Pulse (May 02, 2017)

Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes.

A group of teens traffic drugs between Mexico and California in this start to the brand-new Simon True series.

It’s 1971 in Coronado, a small southern California beach...


The Holocaust Lady

by Ruth Minsky Sender Simon Pulse (November 22, 2016)

The sequel to The Cage and To Life continues Sender's account of her struggle to build a new life in America, her battle to cope with her horrific memories of the Holocaust, her decision to tell her story, and...


Ignite Your Spark

by Patricia Wooster Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (January 10, 2017)

Forge your own path, engage your passions, and light thousands of sparks to become the person you want to be with this interactive guide filled with quizzes and activities to help you along the way.

It’s no...


Prince Siddhartha

by Jonathan Landaw & Janet Brooke Wisdom Publications (October 11, 2011)

This is the story of Prince Siddhartha and how he became Buddha, the Awakened One. Lyrical verse and beautiful full-color illustrations depict each major life event in Siddhartha's development. His message of...