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How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls
How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls
Paperback      ISBN: 0743272773

Donna Dale Carnegie, daughter of the late motivational author and teacher Dale Carnegie, brings her father's time-tested, invaluable lessons to the newest generation of young women on their way to becoming savvy, self-assured friends and leaders.

How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls offers concrete advice on teen topics such as peer pressure, gossip, and popularity. Teen girls will learn the most powerful ways to influence others, defuse arguments, admit mistakes, and make self-defining choices. The Carnegie techniques promote clear and constructive communication, praise rather than criticism, emotional sensitivity, tolerance, and a positive attitude--important skills for every girl to develop at an early age. Of course, no book for teen girls would be complete without taking a look at how to maintain friendships with boys and deal with commitment issues and break-ups with boyfriends. Carnegie also provides solid advice for older teens beginning to explore their influence in the adult world, such as driving and handling college interviews.

Full of fun quizzes, "reality check" sections, and true-life examples, How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls offers every teenage girl candid, insightful, and timely advice on how to influence friends in a positive manner.
The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change
The Teen Guide to Global Action
How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change
Paperback      ISBN: 1575422662

Here's a book for every teen who wants to get involved in service and social change. Featuring profiles of real "Difference Makers" and practical tools readers can use to support causes they are passionate about, The Teen Guide to Global Action provides everything youth need to make a difference at the local, national, or global level.

From suggestions for reducing hunger and poverty and protecting human rights to environmental projects and efforts to promote peace, this book provides know-how teens can use to make the world a better place. There's also a healthy dose of inspiration. Whether it's reading about Zach Hunter, who started an organization devoted to ending modern-day slavery, or Janine Licare, who is helping protect Costa Rican rain forests, teens reading these and dozens of other stories will realize they don't have to wait to become an adult to change the world.

Upbeat, practical, and highly motivating, The Teen Guide to Global Action is a go-to source teens can use to put their volunteer spirit into practice and make an impact in their world.
A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II
A Thousand Sisters
The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062453017

Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II--from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity

In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment--nicknamed the "night witches"--faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war.

This is the story of Raskova's three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky.

Packed with black-and-white photographs, fascinating sidebars, and thoroughly researched details, A Thousand Sisters is the inspiring true story of a group of women who set out to change the world, and the sisterhood they formed even amid the destruction of war.

Killer History: A Gruesome and Grisly Trip Through the Past
Killer History
A Gruesome and Grisly Trip Through the Past
Hardcover      ISBN: 1621450295

A gruesome and grisly trip through the past, Killer History explores the tradition, customs and fascinating stories that pertain to death, including burial customs, weapons, capital punishment and epidemics.

Some kids are natural bookworms and others you have to chase down with a book. But every kid, even the ones that scowl when you say "read" will devour this mega mix of history's grisly stories. From all corners of the globe and dating back to ancient Egypt, this book leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver a glimpse at some of the weirdest traditions, most gruesome methods, craziest causes, and most fascinating facts surrounding death in history. Kids will discover:
  • The ancient Egyptians didn't mummify and bury their dead alone. Oh, no. They also entombed cats, dogs, hippos, crocodiles, and even beetles with their dearly departed.
  • As queen, Marie-Antoinette lost her head for all the fine things France had to offer, and she delighted in them as the country grew poorer and poorer. When the revolution came, she literally lost her head for her frivolity.
  • The guillotine was used for almost 200 years in France. It was the cutting edge of death technology when it was invented in 1792 and stayed in style until 1977.
  • History's most surprising murder weapons
  • The top-ten potent poisons
  • The worst epidemics in history
Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women
Rad Girls Can
Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399581103
From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.

You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement?

In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.
With Their Eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero
With Their Eyes: September 11th
The View from a High School at Ground Zero
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060517182

A deeply moving play remembering September 11, 2001, written by high school students who witnessed the tragedy unfold.

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
"Profound." --Booklist
"Moving." --Publishers Weekly
"Rings with authenticity and resonates with power." --School Library Journal

Tuesday, September 11, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center.

The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. But within a few hours on that Tuesday morning, they would share an experience that would transform their lives--and the lives of all Americans.

This powerful play by the students of Stuyvesant High School remember those who were lost and those who were forced to witness this tragedy. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day we will never forget. This collection helped shape the HBO documentary In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11.

For dramatic rights, please visit http: //permissions.harpercollins.com/.

Follow Your Money: Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go?
Follow Your Money
Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go?
Hardcover      ISBN: 1554514819

What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier? You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a new CD. But what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? This lively, kid-friendly book answers these questions and more: - Why are designer jeans so much more expensive than no-name ones? - Why does a burger cost $4.50 when the ingredients only cost $1.38? - How do credit cards work? Discover the trail your money takes as it goes to pay for everything including the raw materials used to make a product, the workers who produce it, and the advertisers who promote it. Humorous illustrations demystify the process by providing a visual breakdown of all the elements involved in monetary transactions. Accessible and fun, Follow Your Money is a vital introduction to the way money flows.

The Nobel Book of Answers: The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, and Other Nobel Prize Winners Answer Some of Life's Most Intriguing Questions for Young People
The Nobel Book of Answers
The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, and Other Nobel Prize Winners Answer Some of Life's Most Intriguing Questions for Young People
1st Edition    School & Library      ISBN: 0689863101

IF YOU COULD ASK A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER ANYTHING YOU WANTED...

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has honored the world's great geniuses in the most important fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and world peace. What if children could ask these creative thinkers about some of life's most intriguing mysteries, such as "Why can't I live on french fries?" and "What is love?" The answers from the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, Desmond Tutu, and seventeen other Nobel Prize laureates are rich with surprise, humor, and of course, wisdom. Every single answer will make you think...and learn something new.

WHAT IS LOVE?

The Dalai Lama

WHY CAN'T I LIVE ON FRENCH FRIES?

Richard J. Roberts

WHAT IS POLITICS?

Shimon Peres

WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?

Mario J. Molina

WHY DO I FORGET SOME THINGS AND NOT OTHERS?

Erwin Neher

WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL?

Kenzaburo Oe

WHY IS THERE WAR?

Desmond Tutu

WHY DO WE FEEL PAIN?

Gunter Blobel

HOW DO I WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE?

Mikhail Gorbachev

WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE RICH AND OTHERS POOR?

Daniel L. McFadden

...AND ELEVEN OTHER RESPONSES

Speak Up!: A Guide to Having Your Say and Speaking Your Mind
Speak Up!
A Guide to Having Your Say and Speaking Your Mind
Hardcover      ISBN: 1936976765

Middle school is a tough time for nearly everyone, but it can be especially hard on girls. Between social and cultural pressures, academic challenges, family dynamics, changing hormones, and a growing awareness of the world around them, middle school girls often end up feeling voiceless and powerless. They can struggle with speaking in class, standing up for their beliefs, navigating complicated social situations, and generally letting their voices be heard. Speak Up confronts these issues head on. In a relatable, frank tone, Speak Up lets young girls know that what they have to say is important and that their thoughts are worth hearing. By presenting real issues and scenarios that girls will recognize from their own day-to-day lives, as well as exploring the negative thoughts and feelings that can hold them back, Speak Up will supply girls with the tools they need to understand their feelings and speak up in any situation. Interactive exercises, lists, real-life examples, and attractive graphics will keep the readers engaged from start to finish. More than a book about self-esteem, Speak Up addresses the cultural factors that hold girls back, and features real strategies to enable them in finding, and using, their voices.

Rising Voices: Writings of Young Native Americans
Rising Voices
Writings of Young Native Americans
Paperback      ISBN: 0804111677

A collection of poems and essays in which young Native Americans speak of their identity, their families and communities, rituals, and the harsh realities of their lives