Simon and Shuster We Beat the Street

Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drugdealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, wa...s the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school in Newark, they recognized each other as kindred spirits who wanted to overcome the incredible odds against them and reach for opportunity. They made a friendship pact, deciding together to take on the biggest challenge of their lives: attending college and then medical school. Along the way they made mistakes and faced disappointments, but by working hard, finding the right mentors, separating themselves from negative influences, and supporting each other, they achieved their goals?and more. In We Beat the Street, award-winning YA author and teacher Sharon Draper brings the doctors childhood, teenage, and young-adult anecdotes vividly to life. Brief ?conversations? with the doctors at the end of each chapter provide context and advice in a friendly, nonintrusive way. Youngsters will be captivated by the mens honest accounts of the street life that threatened to swallow them up, and how they helped each other succeed beyond their wildest expectations. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/21/2005 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Sampson DavisPublisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 9.16in length x 6.29in width x 0.77in height Weight: 14.4oz. Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 5.39in length x 0.59in width x 8.18in height Weight: 8oz. Read More

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Cyber-bullying can be worse than being picked on in school. Like when a girl tries real hard to make me feel bad about myself. Doe...snt she know how much that hurts? ?Tanya, 13 I dont know any girls that dont hurt other girls in some ways. Why? Because life is tough for girls. ?Angela, 14 Some girls try to intimidate and threaten you on Facebook. Its their way to get attention. I just dont want to play their game. ?Jennifer, 15 Cliques. Snobs. Facebook stalkers. Twitter twits. Gossip. MySpace brats. Name-calling and showing off. Lets face it?the girl world is tough! Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks, 2nd Edition is your ultimate survival guide to backstabbers and bullies both in school and online. Girl guru Dr. Erika talked to more than 1,000 teen girls just like you to help you understand what makes mean chicks tick. She features smart strategies and powerful tools, such as: FYI: The real lowdown on the different types of mean chick behavior?what causes it and what you can do Awesome quizzes: Designed to help you figure out where you stand with the mean chicks and how you can make real changes Fab fixes: Hey, even a cool chick like you can feel down every now and then?these are quick pick-me-ups for any bad day Cool quotes: Wit and wisdom from women who fought their battles years ago?and came out on top Real Answers: Restore kindness and courtesy at your school and online Loaded with helpful advice and true stories from girls who fought back against teasing and cyberbulling, Mean Chicks is the only book you need to feel strong, confident, and triumphant. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/18/2010 Pages: 224 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Erika V. Shearin Karres Publisher: Adams Media Dimensions: 5.51in length x 0.78in width x 8.42in height Weight: 8.8oz. Read More

Thomas Nelson
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Want to change the world? Did you know You Were Made to Make a Difference? This adaptation of Outlive Your Life for teens offers p...ractical tips youth can take out into their community to make a difference, plus real-life stories about those who have done just that. Teens learn that God can use them to make a difference right now. He wants to use them today, without waiting for them to be older, stronger, richer, or even more together. God can use their minds, their spirits, and their hands and feet to make permanent change for His kingdom. Also included are valuable resources, interesting facts about the needy in the world and how little it takes to make a big difference, and other interactive elements such as journaling opportunities for writing personal ideas and service goals. Teens will learn that their role in life is bigger than themselves, and that theyre not too young to make a difference for God. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/14/2010 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Max Lucado Publisher: Thomas Nelson Dimensions: 5.39in length x 0.59in width x 8.5in height Weight: 8.8oz. Read More

Instant Help
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Focus on Your Strengths and Overcome ADHD Symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can strike at any time-du...ring class, when youre listening to a friends story, while doing homework, and did we mention during class? You might find it difficult to pay attention and sit still when your impulses are constantly tempting you to do the opposite. In The ADHD Workbook for Teens, youll learn simple skills you can use to confidently handle school, make and keep friends, and organize and finish every project you start. This workbook helps you find out who you really are through a series of exercises and worksheets that focus on identifying your strengths and interests. Then, youll begin using those strengths to create strategies for overcoming the ADHD-related issues you struggle with. Learn how to calm yourself down when you feel hyperactive or impulsive Develop plans for meeting the goals that matter to you most Get your life under control and organize your schedule Improve your social life by becoming a better listener and friend Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/2011 Pages: 144 Reading Level: Age 13 and Up Author: Lara Honos-Webb Publisher: Instant Help Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.35in width x 9.99in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

Instant Help
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This professional edition includes both the Instant Help book and a companion CD that offers the complete book and printable works...heets for your clients. The rates of autism, Aspergers disorder, and nonverbal learning disorder are on the rise. Each of these conditions is marked by poor social skills, which is why many children with the disorders are bullied or teased by their classmates. In The Social Skills Workbook two therapists who specialize in treating kids with social skills problems give teens the tools they need to make friends, read nonverbal cues, and learn the unwritten rules of behavior that govern social interactions. Teens also learn conversation skills and how to effectively express feelings and opinions. Social skills dont just make life more pleasant. They are essential to forming strong and satisfying relationships and to achieving success in school and work. The Social Skills Workbook for Teens is a must-have for any teen who is struggling to connect. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/1/2008 Pages: 144 Reading Level: Age 13 and Up Author: Barbara Cooper MPS Publisher: Instant Help Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.19in width x 9.88in height Weight: 11.35oz. Read More

Tyndale House Publishers
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With so many pressures from friends, parents, and teachers sometimes its hard to know where to turn. Best-selling author and Brio ...magazine editor Susie Shellenberger reveals the energy and purpose that can come with daily time in Gods Word in this follow-up to the popular The One Year Devotions for Teens. Each days devotion includes a suggested Scripture reading, a devotional thought, application idea, and a short prayer. Get into Gods Word each day to keep going strong. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/21/2005 Pages: 384 Reading Level: Age 13 and Up Author: Susie Shellenberger Publisher: Tyndale Kids Dimensions: 9.24in length x 6.33in width x 0.94in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

Bethany House
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Bestselling author Kevin Johnson connects with youth like no other! Hes selected some of his best devotions, written some new ones..., and packed them into one handy, 365-day guide for todays young teens. Tackling difficult issues such as school blues, parental relationships, and future fears, these quick-witted and humorous devotions each include an attention-grabbing opener, an explanation with application of Scripture, and a take-away Bible verse. Parents and youth alike agree that these fun, fresh devotions will keep teens reading. Kevin Johnsons one-of-a-kind devotionals are never preachy--but always punchy. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/2004 Pages: 384 Reading Level: Age 11 and Up Author: Kevin Johnson Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Dimensions: 5.98in length x 0.98in width x 8.54in height Weight: 8oz. Read More

Tanglewood Press
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Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas ...chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twins survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a childs endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil. The book also includes an epilogue on Evas recovery from this experience and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working for causes of human rights and peace. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/13/2012 Pages: 175 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Eva Mozes Kor Publisher: Tanglewood Press Dimensions: 5.39in length x 0.51in width x 8.3in height Weight: 7.2oz. Read More

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Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II--until now. GHOSTS IN THE FOG is the first narrative non...fiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese invaded and occupied the Aleutian Islands in Alaska during World War II. This fascinating little-known piece of American history is told from the point of view of the American civilians who were captured and taken prisoner, along with the American and Japanese soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of hand-to-hand combat during the war. Complete with more than 80 photographs throughout and first person accounts of this extraordinary event, GHOSTS IN THE FOG is sure to become a must-read for anyone interested in World War II and a perfect tie-in for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2011 Pages: 224 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Samantha Seiple Publisher: Scholastic Reference Dimensions: 8.3in length x 5.7in width x 0.9in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

Free Spirit Publishing
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Teens often hear about other teens who get into trouble with the law. But they?re seldom asked what they think should happen next ...and why. A unique introduction to the juvenile justice system, They Broke the Law?You Be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime invites teens to preside over a variety of real-life cases. They meet Adam, who makes a threat in school; Erica, who assaults another student and uses marijuana; and more young people who commit crimes and are caught. Like a judge, readers learn each teen?s background, the relevant facts, and the sentencing options available. After deciding on a sentence, they find out what really happened?and where each offender is today. Along the way, readers learn Judge Jacobs? concerns about each case, reflect on probing questions, and discover that they can?t jump to conclusions. Teens (and teachers) who want more can find role-playing ideas and scenarios related to the stories available as free downloads here on the Free Spirit Web site. Thought-provoking and eye-opening, this book is for all teens who want to know more about the juvenile justice system and the laws that pertain to them and their peers. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/15/2003 Pages: 224 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Thomas A. Jacobs Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Dimensions: 5.98in length x 0.51in width x 9.01in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

Free Spirit Publishing
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The inspiration for this book comes from the ancient Korean history of the Hwarang? young student-warriors who worked to strengthe...n their spirits as well as their fighting skills. Author Jim Langlas, an educator and Taekwondo master, presents seven principles that are rooted in the long tradition of Taekwondo and are also tied to modern character education: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, community service, and love. Breaking each of the principles into four fundamentals, Langlas explores them through a mix of storytelling from the Hwarang and writing from his own former students, describing ways in which they?ve applied these principles to their own lives and inspiring readers to do the same. Rounding out the narrative are questions to spur reflection, discussion, and action. A background or interest in Taekwondo or other martial arts is by no means necessary for readers to understand and benefit from this engaging book. Its storytelling aspect?and especially the enduring appeal of traditional master/student tales?will resonate with teens of varying interests and backgrounds. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/15/2012 Pages: 160 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: James Langlas Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Dimensions: 6.06in length x 0.39in width x 9.05in height Weight: 7.2oz. Read More

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