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The Anxious Thoughts Workbook for Teens

CBT Skills to Quiet the Unwanted Negative Thoughts that Cause Anxiety and Worry

by David A. Clark
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings

Practical and simple activities to help you break free from the anxious, intrusive, and unwanted thoughts that feed your anxiety and depression, so you can reach your goals and thrive!

Are negative, anxious thoughts getting in the way of living your life? You’re not alone. The teen years are full of changes and challenges—especially in today’s …

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Inuunira: My Story of Survival

by Brian Koonoo, illustrated by Ben Shannon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: adventure & adventurers, camping & outdoor activities, aboriginal & indigenous

In this harrowing survival story, Brian Koonoo takes off on a hunting trip in Canada’s Arctic. After his snowmobile breaks down, his GPS loses signal, and his camping fuel runs low, he is left alone to survive for seven days. Inuunira is an Inuktitut term that means "how I'm alive," and this account shows exactly how Brian managed to stay alive. …

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Funny Gyal

My Fight Against Homophobia in Jamaica

by Angeline Jackson, with Susan McClelland, foreword by Diana King
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbtq+, caribbean & latin america, social activists

“Instead of remaining silent, she chose to speak out … That’s the power of one person.” — Barack Obama
The inspiring story of Angeline Jackson, who stood up to Jamaica’s oppression of queer youth to demand recognition and justice.

When Angeline Jackson was a child, she wondered if there was something wrong with her for wanting to kiss th …

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The Young Entrepreneur

How to Start A Business While You’re Still a Student

by Swish Goswami & Quinn Underwood
edition: Paperback
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: entrepreneurship, business & economics, motivational, personal success

If you have a great start-up idea and know how to think like an entrepreneur, but are still at college or university, then this book will show you how to run your business without having to drop out.
Research shows that Generation Z are the most entrepreneurial generation yet. If you don't want to wait until you graduate before launching the next …

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Patient Zero (Revised Edition)

Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

by Marilee Peters, read by Jo Vannicola
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: history of science, diseases, illnesses & injuries, biology

 

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19.

More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is …

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Naked

Not Your Average Sex Encyclopedia

by Myriam Daguzan Bernier, illustrated by Cécile Gariépy, translated by Charles Simard
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: maturing, sexuality & pregnancy, lgbt, dating & sex

★ “What makes this sex-ed title stand out is the up-to-the-minute dialogue around age-old concerns combined with discussions about broader concepts…Gariépy’s radiant, curvy, stylized digital graphics are a perfect fit for the body-positive text…Non-judgemental, trustworthy, and savvy, Bernier is the counsellor we all wished we had access …

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