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Life Literacy

by Matt Young; Nelson Soh & Stan Peake
edition: Paperback
tagged: success, personal success

It has become almost cliché to say that the world has changed.

The pace of technology change, the increasing number of new businesses, and growing global workforce has made the world a more competitive place. Global economic events have delayed retirement for millions around the world and thinning margins are making employers more risk adverse to p …

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My Body in Pieces

by Marie-Noëlle Hébert, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: eating disorders & body image, women, depression & mental illness, social topics, self-esteem & self-reliance

A deeply emotional graphic memoir of a young woman’s struggles with self-esteem and body image issues.

All Marie-Noëlle wants is to be thin and beautiful. She wishes that her thighs were slimmer, that her stomach lay flatter. Maybe then her parents wouldn’t make fun of her eating habits at family dinners, the girls at school wouldn’t call her …

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Fired Up about Consent

by Sarah Ratchford
edition: eBook
tagged: dating & sex, safety, sexual abuse

According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will be sexually or physically assaulted in her lifetime. These rates are very similar for non-binary people and other feminized people, too. This is rape culture, and young adults are living through it here and now. Fired Up about Consent is a practical, survivor-informed primer for yo …

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The DBT Skills Workbook for Teen Self-Harm

Practical Tools to Help You Manage Emotions and Overcome Self-Harming Behaviors

by Sheri Van Dijk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 19
  • Grade: 8 to 14
tagged: self-mutilation

Put an end to self-harming behaviors—once and for all.

Do you cut or self-harm? Do you feel like it gives you a sense of control in a world where you so often feel helpless and powerless? Do you do it to distract from emotional pain, or just feelsomething other than total numbness? There's a long list of reasons why you may self-harm. But regardle …

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Hidden Gold

by Ella Burakowski, read by Theresa Tova
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, prejudice & racism

 

When Poland is invaded in WWII, the Gold family sticks together in horrific conditions to survive

It’s 1942, and the Nazis are rounding up Jews in the Polish town of Pinczow for transport to the Treblinka death camp. Leib and Hanna Gold thought they had more time to develop an escape plan. While Leib leaves to negotiate a hiding place, Hanna and …

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To Look A Nazi in the Eye

A teen’s account of a war criminal trial

by Kathy Kacer, with Jordana Lebowitz, read by Gabi Epstein
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 15 to 19
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: holocaust, prejudice & racism

 

She had expected to hate him. But hate, just like forgiveness, can be complicated.

The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, a man charged with being complicit in the death of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana was still no …

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From Wages to Riches

For young adults who want to become financially independent

by Nancy O'Hare
edition: Paperback
tagged: personal finance, money, children's nonfiction, business & economics, young adult nonfiction

Just starting out and want to know how to manage your money? This handbook outlines what you need to know to make financially savvy choices—from emergency cash funds to reducing your investment fees.

Based on research and her own experiences after leaving home when she was eighteen and retiring at age forty-one, the author learned what choices mat …

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Be the Awesome Man

A Young Man's Guide to Achieving Discipline, Success, and Happiness

by Dennis Gazarek
edition: Paperback
tagged: success, adolescence, self-esteem, happiness

A diagnosis and a prescription for a generation of young men in crisis, Be the Awesome Man is a must-read guide for young men who want to achieve lasting success and personal happiness.

Young men are underachieving in unprecedented numbers. More and more young men are not attaining standard benchmarks of maturity, such as entering and graduating fro …

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