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The student-led March For Our Lives movement, formed in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, captured widespread attention. Teen Guide to Student Activism features stories about teens who are making a difference and shows other teens how they can do the same. The book discusses organizing, reaching out, and student rights. It also features insights from student activists about the challenges of balancing school and activism and the many lessons learned from their own activities and from earlier activists. The book includes many fully documented quotes from teens as well as an annotated list of Resources for Student Activists.
A lot of teens have no idea how to dress for a job interview or how to arrange for utilities in a newly rented apt or how to avoid running up a huge credit card bill. The Teen Life Skills series provides teens with a solid and practical introduction to, well, real life. Real-world examples, relevant facts, and fully documented quotes from teens and experts bring concepts to life for a down-to-earth look at topics including managing money, living on your own, and getting a job.
The number of young people who practice vaping-the use of e-cigarettes-continues to grow in the United States. Experts are divided about whether vaping is a desirable alternative to smoking cigarettes or is itself a serious health concern. Teens and Vaping takes a critical look at this phenomenon and its impact on public health.
This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful with poems by a diverse group of contributors, offering a wonderful alternative to traditional Thanksgiving books.
Some would call Largo Bay quirky. Others would call it downright strange. To Abby McQuade it's just home. Abby has a big imagination. And her curiosity always leads to trouble. Every adventurer has a sidekick. Holmes had Watson. Batman had Robin. Abby has her bestie, Clara Erickson. Clara is regimented, hyper-scheduled, and disciplined. Abby is not. Abby is yin to Clara's yang. Would her bestie be bored without Abby's curious mind? Totally.
As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.
Fifteen-year-old Macy is classified as "disturbed" by her school. But that doesn't bother her, she's got more pressing problems. Her best friend won't speak to her, and her little brother was recently "kidnapped" by Child Protective Services leaving her alone with her volatile mother. Besides, Macy isn't interested in how other people define her. Writing in a dictionary format, she explains her world in her own terms, with an honesty that's both hilarious and fearsome. Slowly she reveals why she acts out, why Zane was taken, why she can't tell her incarcerated father that her mom's cheating on him, and why her best friend needs protection . . . the kind of protection that involves Macy's machete.
After a day full of decisions they regret, teens mysteriously get a chance at a do-over. But will reliving the day and making different choices fix their problems?
According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well as armed conflicts in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the Central African Republic contributed to the continuing exodus of people into Europe and North America. Learn more about these modern mass exoduses, what is fuelling them in the 21st century, how nations are addressing the crises, how refugees contribute to and strain communities, and what kinds of solutions could help. Along the way, you'll meet actual refugees and the people who are trying to help.
In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place-and may be fed sustainably-at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.