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A Teen's Game Plan for Life
A Teen's Game Plan for Life
Paperback      ISBN: 193349509x

After spending decades as a highly successful football coach, Lou Holtz shares a common-sense message with teens in an easily understood game plan for life. This proven plan can help readers define and attain their goals.

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.

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.

My Bridges of Hope
My Bridges of Hope
Paperback      ISBN: 0689848986

After liberation from Auschwitz, fourteen-year-old Elli, her brother, and their mother attempt to rebuild their lives in Czechoslovakia. But it doesn't take long for Elli to realize that even though the war is over, anti-Semitism is not, so she and her family decide to escape to America along with thousands of other Jews. Little do they know what agonies and adventures await them still.
Elli's memoir of her experiences after Auschwitz will captivate readers as they follow her through heartache, frustration, adventure, excitement, love, and ultimately, triumph.

All I Know Now: Wonderings and Advice on Making Friends, Making Mistakes, Falling in (and Out Of) Love, and Other Adventures in Growin
All I Know Now
Wonderings and Advice on Making Friends, Making Mistakes, Falling in (and Out Of) Love, and Other Adventures in Growin
Paperback      ISBN: 1615192948

"This is a best friend in book form."--Andrew Kaufman, author of All My Friends Are Superheroes

Today, Carrie Hope Fletcher is living her dream as an actress and YouTube star. But not long ago, she was trying to survive the many perils of the Teen Age . . .

  • The Rumor Mill: The more a rumor is spread, the farther it gets from the truth. It's like a giant taffy pull.
  • The Disgusting Business of Falling in Love: I've never known something to be so gleefully wonderful and soul-crushingly exhausting.
  • The Twitter-Sphere: If the Internet is starting to crush your soul . . . close the laptop
  • Bears: Self-explanatory.

Thankfully, she made it through And although memories of her struggles, woes, and foibles stick around (as Soul Shrapnel, if you will), they look a little different today, thanks to The Amazing Goggles of Hindsight.

So, in All I Know Now, Carrie shares, well, exactly that--heartfelt advice and hopeful thoughts on growing up. She just did it herself. She has the stuffed animals to prove it

Kent State
Kent State
Hardcover      ISBN: 1338356283

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.

May 4, 1970.Kent State University.As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in. In the chaos of what happens next, shots are fired and four students are killed. To this day, there is still argument of what happened and why.Told in multiple voices from a number of vantage points -- protestor, Guardsman, townie, student -- Deborah Wiles's Kent State gives a moving, terrifying, galvanizing picture of what happened that weekend in Ohio . . . an event that, even 50 years later, still resonates deeply.
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome
A User Guide to Adolescence
Paperback      ISBN: 1843100983

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 27 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions.

Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003

Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive.
Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself.
Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality.
Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".

The Girl With the White Flag: A Spellbinding Account of Love and Courage in Wartime Okinawa
The Girl With the White Flag
A Spellbinding Account of Love and Courage in Wartime Okinawa
Paperback      ISBN: 4770029314

New York Newsday called this memoir of a warhood childhood in Japan "one of the saddest and yet most uplifting books about childhood you will ever encounter."

Separated from her family in the confusion and horror of World War II, seven-year-old Tomiko Higa struggles to survive on the battlefield of Okinawa, Japan. There, as some of the fiercest fighting of the war rages around her, she must live alone, with nothing to fall back on but her own wits and daring. Fleeing from encroaching enemy forces, searching desperately for her lost sisters, taking scraps of food from the knapsacks of dead soldiers, risking death at every turn, Tomiko somehow finds the strength and courage to survive.

Many years later she decided to tell this story. Originally intended for juvenile readers, it is sure to move adults as well, because it is such a vivid portrait of the unintended civilian casualties of any war.

Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth
Stay Solid!
A Radical Handbook for Youth
Paperback      ISBN: 184935099x

"Stay Solid is essential reading A beacon of light for youth around the world. This unique collage of voices helps inform, inspire, and uplift the next generation."-- MK Asante, It's Bigger Than Hip Hop

It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects ahead of them than their parents did, and the pressure to toe the line and be a success is heavier than ever . . . and so is the temptation to just give up. But there are things in the world worth fighting for

This scrapbook-style collection of essays, excerpts, explanations, and images pushes back against a culture that relentlessly demands that kids give up their best ideals, abandon their hopes, forget their ethical objections to dominant life, soothe their rage, and accept their fates. From dealing with the cops to dealing with your peers, from school and community to drugs and sex, from race and class to money and mental health, Stay Solid provides essential support for radically inclined teens who believe that it's possible for all of us to hang on to our values and build a life we believe in.

Compiled and edited by radical urbanist and educator Matt Hern, with the assistance of the youth community at Vancouver's Purple Thistle Center, Stay Solid is for kids, and for anyone who considers themselves an ally--parents, teachers, neighbors, friends, relatives, and beyond.

Contributors include Eirlys Rhiannon, Kelsey Savage, Eldon Hay, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, Walker Banerd, Ivan Coyote, Julie Flett, Zora Moniz, Tomas Moniz, David Maduli, Ren Antrop-Gonz lez, Daniel Grego, Anthony Meza-Wilson, Mathew Davis, Jay Gillen, Carla Bergman, Mike Jo, Benito Miller Deale, Chris Mercogliano, Liz Lichtman, Fly, Michael Hardt, Yotam Marom, Geoff Mann, Anita Olson, Seth Tobocman, Hari Alluri, Gabriel Teodros, Nadia Chaney, Anna Hunter, Starla Blue David Disaster, Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness, Stephanie Mcmillan, Marisela B. Gomez, Diana Pei Wu, Pete Jordan, Mark Douglas, John Holt, Shawna Murray, Sev Torres, Lee Naught, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Dan Savage, Rj Maccani, Leroy Wan, Shira Tarrant, Kenneth W. Tupper, Chrystal Smith, Peggy Millson, Mark Haden, Dawn Paley, Isaac K. Oomen, Andrea Schmidt, Chris Carlsson, Andalusia Knoll, Corin Browne, Guerrilla Girls, Sassafras Lowrey, Ivan Illich, Ching-In Chen, Tieraney Carter, Romi Chandra-Herbert, Cindy Crabb, Melia Dicker, Wendy-O-Matik, Wwoof Canada, Cole Robertson, Bianca Bockman, Elise Boeur, S. Brian Willson, Eylem Korkmaz, Beast Hero, Tiny, Aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, Dave Markland, Dana Putnam, Autumn Brown, Michelle Alexander, Yvonne Yen Liu, Luam Kidane, Antonio Te Maioha, Alan Goodman, Ijeoma Madubata, Imani Oliver, Janelle Kelly, Alex Mah, Jamie Heckert, Reg Johanson, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Marty Fink, Josiane Anthony-H, Sunaura Taylor, Bethany Stevens, Aj Ivings, Carmen Papalia, Eli Clare, Mia Mingus, Sylvia Mcfadden, Melanie Yergeau, Taiaiake Alfred, Glen Coulthard, Gord Hill, Ward Churchill, Joi T. Arcand, Andrea Lee Smith, Andrew Curley, Richard J.F. Day, Hilary Moore, Derrick Jensen, Jo-Anne McArthur, Oliver Kellhammer, Ben West, Madhu Suri Prakash, Alexandra Henao-Castrillon, Sozan Savehilaghi, Guillermo Verdecchia, Bushra Rehman, No Borders, Carmen Aguirre, Victoria Law, Harsha Walia, Marla Renn, Arlin Ffrench, Pamela Cross, Test Their Logik, Testament, Adam Lewis, Vikki Reynolds, Sarah Quinter, Angela "El Dia" Martinez Dy, Dan Bushnell, Aaron Munro, Peter Morin, Sascha Altman Dubrul, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Ben Holtzman, Kalamity Hildebrandt, Ana Ambroz, Buffie Irvine, Joe Biel, Fiona De Balasi Brown, Manisha Singh, Danny Mcguire, GaChing Kong, Gustavo Esteva, Tasnim Nathoo, Adrienne Maree Brown, Dan Chodorkoff, One Crimethinc Ex-Worker, Mike Davis, and Maia Ramnath.

In Oakland, California on March 24, 2015 a fire destroyed the AK Press warehouse along with several other businesses. Please consider visiting the AK Press website to learn more about their fundraiser.

A Young Person's Guide to the Twelve Steps
A Young Person's Guide to the Twelve Steps
Paperback      ISBN: 0894868519

Brisk, insightful, and compassionate, this book looks at each of the Twelve Steps from a young person's perspective. Concrete direction helps recovering teens make the Steps a part of their lives.