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My Body in Pieces

illustrated by Marie-Noëlle Hébert, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
  • 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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Heads Up

Changing Minds on Mental Health

by Melanie Siebert, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: depression & mental illness, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, self-esteem & self-reliance

? “Informative, diverse, and highly engaging; a much-needed addition to the realm of mental health.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Featuring real-life stories of people who have found hope and meaning in the midst of life’s struggles, Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is the go-to guide for teenagers who want to know about mental h …

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The Resilience Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Gain Confidence, Manage Stress, and Cultivate a Growth Mindset

by Cheryl M. Bradshaw
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

It’s time to realize your full potential! InThe Resilience Workbook for Teens, you’ll learn to bounce back from setbacks, develop grit and a growth mindset, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

Social media, online ads, and glossy magazines make it look easy to be a teen—everyone seems to be laughing, sun-kissed, beautiful, surrounde …

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How to Like Yourself

A Teen's Guide to Quieting Your Inner Critic and Building Lasting Self-Esteem

by Cheryl M. Bradshaw
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

Don’t let your inner critic get in the way of being confident!How to Like Yourself offers a quirky, inspiring, and practical guide to help you overcome feelings of self-criticism, improve self-esteem, and be the true star in your life.

With all the pressures of school, friends, and dating, you’re especially vulnerable to low self-esteem in your …

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Am I the Only One

Struggling Being a Teen

by Treena Wynes
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

It\'s not easy being a teen. Entering the adult world of judgment and responsibility can be tough, especially when you\'re already dealing with a changing body. The need to stand on your own can conflict with your need to belong, and the overwhelming nature of it all can make you wonder if you\'re the only one who feels this way. Am I the Only One? …

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Am I the Only One?

Struggling Being a Teen

by Treena Wynes
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, eating disorders & body image

It's not easy being a teen. Entering the adult world of judgment and responsibility can be tough, especially when you're already dealing with a changing body. The need to stand on your own can conflict with your need to belong, and the overwhelming nature of it all can make you wonder if you're the only one who feels this way. Am I the Only One? he …

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The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing

by C.K. Kelly Martin
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: dating & sex, bullying, self-esteem & self-reliance

Losing weight over the summer gains Serena some popularity, but it also means discovering first-hand the pains of being a fifteen-year-old girl in a world that both sexualizes and shames young women. After narrowly avoiding exploitation in a short-lived relationship, Serena aligns with a new friend who was the victim of an explicit image that was s …

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Simon Says Gold

Simon Whitfield's Pursuit of Athletic Excellence

by Simon Whitfield & Cleve Dheensaw
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: olympics & paralympics, sports & recreation, self-esteem & self-reliance

From the moment Simon Whitfield burst onto the world stage at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games as triathlon's first Olympic champion, his winning personality and stellar athletic abilities have inspired young people around the globe.
In Simon Says Gold, Simon describes his personal journey to Olympic glory as he recounts not only that glorious day in S …

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