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A Young Person's Guide to Self-discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Paperback ISBN: 1611800536
Raise happy, confident, and resilient children--engaging activities that explore the life lessons that make for a well-rounded upbringing. As our children journey into adolescence, their social worlds begin to expand. While we can’t protect them from what other people say or do, or paint them a picture of a perfect world, we can teach them how to handle themselves and difficult situations from the inside out. Teens and tweens crave more autonomy, but they need guidance more than ever. By equipping children with a variety of methods for dealing with different scenarios, we can give them the tools they need to navigate through life. This book offers insights, practical advice, and concrete activities that will serve children well as they begin to find their way independently in the world, while at the same time helping parents to provide them with scaffolding to be safe, happy, and successful. With chapters that focus on: · cultivating positive qualities such as gratitude, courage, integrity, and generosity · understanding health and nutrition · mastering simple etiquette · connecting with others, resolving conflict, and empathy · exploring fiscal responsibility · best practices for social media and navigating the digital world · and more! Through hands-on projects, vivid graphic printables, and interactive activities, Real-Life Rules brings the whole family to the table, offering opportunities to explore, discuss, and experience both the concrete and abstract concepts that are critical for living a meaningful, thoughtful life.
With Their Eyes
September 11Th-The View from a High School at Ground Zero
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060517182
A series of powerful monologues from the students, faculty, and staff at Stuyvesant High School--located in the shadow of the World Trade Center in New York City--collects their moving thoughts about the day that shook their school to its foundation. Simultaneous.
A Worker's Fight
Hardcover ISBN: 1419728547
Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex—accordion fold—format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely undercompensated—he receives less than half of the minimum wage! Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community.
Path to the Stars
My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
Hardcover ISBN: 1328809560
"The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA."--
52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0544570979
"You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirationalbook just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement."--
Barron's Painless Speaking
Paperback ISBN: 1438000030
Speaking in today's world involves more than prepared talks from behind a podium, and this up-to-date book provides guidance for a wide range of contemporary situations, including conversation, reading aloud to an audience, Skyping, and even giving a traditional formally prepared speech. Exercises throughout the text aid in composing, practicing, and delivering speeches. All titles in Barron's Painless Series are being updated in new, improved editions, and they all feature access to brand-new subject-related arcade game apps that will appeal to students. Books in the Painless Series cover most classroom subjects, and include a variety of fun features for students who find the subjects difficult and confusing--or in some cases, just plain boring. Books-- - Are written for middle school and high school students - Feature cartoon-style illustrations and humorous approaches to subject matter - Emphasize attention-catching ways students can put subjects to practical use - Challenge students with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems to solve-- and now with access to a fun app learning game NOTE: The new apps features that are available with these revised titles can be downloaded on any iPhone, iTouch, iPad, or Android device. They add an extra element of fun to the teaching of each subject.
The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Paperback ISBN: 1534404112
“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the Women Airforce Service Pilots lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to serve others with no concern for personal gain.
You Can Overcome Bullying (And Other Stuff That Keeps You Down)
Paperback ISBN: 1601427824
Discusses how to develop a spiritual foundation to stay strong against bullying, create a safety zone within oneself, deal with cyber bullies, and help others who are being bullied.