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(DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOIC

(DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOIC

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A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2018

Who's Crazy?

What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences?

To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there's no single definition of crazy, there's no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things--wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?--to different people.

In (Don't) Call Me Crazy, thirty-three actors, athletes, writers, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore a wide range of topics:
their personal experiences with mental illness,
how we do and don't talk about mental health,
help for better understanding how every person's brain is wired differently,
and what, exactly, might make someone crazy. If you've ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages . . . and let's get talking.

This award-winning anthology is from the highly-praised editor of Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World and Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy.
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6 MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU

6 MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU

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From the author of the wildly popular bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens comes the go-to guide that helps teens cope with major challenges they face in their lives--now updated for today's social media age.

In this newly revised edition, Sean Covey helps teens figure out how to approach the six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex, coping with substances, and succeeding at school and planning a career.

Covey understands the pain and confusion that teens and their parents experience in the face of these weighty, life-changing, and common difficulties. He shows readers how to use the 7 Habits to cope with, manage, and ultimately conquer each challenge--and become happier and more productive.

Now updated for the digital and social media age, Covey covers how technology affects these six decisions, keeping the information and advice relevant to today's teenagers.

ANXIETY RELIEF FOR TEENS: ESSE

ANXIETY RELIEF FOR TEENS: ESSE

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Is anxiety disrupting your life? With proven CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques, this book can be your guide out of the spiraling stress of anxiety and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy life.

Getting good grades, keeping up with social media, maintaining friendships... you have a lot on your plate and it's more difficult when you add anxiety to the mix. You may even be avoiding situations, events, or people that could trigger your anxiety. So, how do you stop yourself from missing out on life? With Anxiety Relief for Teens, Dr. Regine Galanti teaches you how CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques can help you manage your anxiety and reverse negative patterns. Through simple and effective exercises that help you change your thoughts, behaviors, and physical reactions, this helpful guide gives you the tools you need to navigate all of life's challenges.

Anxiety Relief for Teens features:

- Quizzes and self-assessments to better understand your anxiety and emotions and discover their respective triggers.
- 30+ CBT-based tools to manage your anxiety along with practical strategies for dealing with challenging emotions such as anger and sadness.
- 30+ mindfulness practices to cope with your anxiety in the present moment through visualizations, breathing, meditation, and other exercises.

BIG QUESTIONS BOOK OF SEX & CO

BIG QUESTIONS BOOK OF SEX & CO

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What this book is NOT:

The fear-based How-To on sex and consent, oversimplified and focused on technicalities, that represents so much of our sexual education today.

What this book IS:

A journey into the Big Questions that will turn you into a thinking person about sex and consent, with the ability to wrestle towards the answers that work for YOU and continue to wrestle towards them for the rest of your life.

What is the meaning and purpose of sex? How does it intersect with who I am? Why are people so afraid of it? What does a healthy and joyful approach to sex look like for me? Why is consent so much more than a yes or no question?

Who this book is FOR:

Everybody!! No matter your sexuality, gender, religion, or race.

What could be more essential?

BODY TALK: 37 VOICES EXPLORE O

BODY TALK: 37 VOICES EXPLORE O

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A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020

It's time to bare it all about bodies!

We all experience the world in a body, but we don't usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one. Just as every person has a unique personality, every person has a unique body, and every body tells its own story.

In Body Talk, thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists share essays, lists, comics, and illustrations--about everything from size and shape to scoliosis, from eating disorders to cancer, from sexuality and gender identity to the use of makeup as armor. Together, they contribute a broad variety of perspectives on what it's like to live in their particular bodies--and how their bodies have helped to inform who they are and how they move through the world.

Come on in, turn the pages, and join the celebration of our diverse, miraculous, beautiful bodies!

CELEBRATE YOUR BODY (AND ITS C

CELEBRATE YOUR BODY (AND ITS C

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A body-positive guide to help girls ages 8 to 12 navigate the changes of puberty

Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girl―and it's natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body is a reassuring entry into puberty books for girls that encourages girls to face puberty with excitement and empowerment. From period care to mysterious hair in new places, this age-appropriate sex education book has the answers you're looking for―in a way you can relate to.

Covering everything from bras to braces, this body-positive top choice in books about puberty for girls offers friendly guidance and support when you need it most. In addition to tips on managing intense feelings, making friends, and more, you'll get advice on what to eat and how to exercise so your body is healthy, happy, and ready for the changes ahead.

  • Puberty explained―Discover what happens, when it happens, and why your body (and mind) is amazing in every way.
  • Social skills―Learn how to stand up to peer pressure, stay safe on social media, and keep the right kind of friends.
  • Self-care tips―Choose the right foods, exercises, and sleep schedule to keep your changing body at its best with advice you won't find in other puberty books for girls.
  • This inclusive option in puberty books for girls is the ultimate guide to facing puberty with confidence.

    Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls

    Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls

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    Discover your body's awesomeness with a puberty guide for tween and teen girls ages 10 to 18

    Puberty is one of the first signs that you're growing up―and that's something to be celebrated. If you're looking for body-positive puberty books for girls but aren't sure where to start―Celebrate Your Body 2 provides the support needed to navigate this whole puberty thing with confidence.

    From bras and braces to budding romantic feelings, this guide stands out among puberty books for girls as you become an expert on everything from pimples to peer pressure. Of all the puberty books for girls, this one will help you discover how your changing body is beautiful, special, and simply on the way to becoming the number one you.

    Celebrate Your Body 2 goes beyond other puberty books for girls, including:

  • The shape of you―Explore how and why your body is changing with advice on mysterious hair, period care, and more.e
  • Cool and confident―Find calmness during mood swings and increase your self-esteem using creative suggestions and confidence-building tips rarely found in puberty books for girls.
  • Close-knit vs. clique―Learn about choosing the right friends, finding a trusting ear, and the importance of consent.
  • Your body is awesome―now start your journey right with Celebrate Your Body 2, one of the best in puberty books for girls.

    LIFE INSIDE MY MIND: 31 AUTHOR

    LIFE INSIDE MY MIND: 31 AUTHOR

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    "Who better to raise teens' awareness of mental illness and health than the YA authors they admire?" --Booklist (starred review)

    "[A] much-needed, enlightening book." --School Library Journal (starred review)

    Your favorite YA authors including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental health in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD.

    Have you ever felt like you just couldn't get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says "you're not good enough," "not good looking enough," "not thin enough," or "not smart enough"? Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is "just so" on your desk? Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day?

    You're not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. However issues around mental health still tend to be treated as something shrouded in shame or discussed in whispers. It's easier to have a broken bone--something tangible that can be "fixed"--than to have a mental illness, and easier to have a discussion about sex than it is to have one about mental health.

    Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. The goals of this book range from providing a home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle, and to open the floodgates to conversation.

    QUEER, 2ND EDITION: THE ULTIMA

    QUEER, 2ND EDITION: THE ULTIMA

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    Teen life is hard enough, but for teens who are LGBTQ, it can be even harder.

    When do you decide to come out? Will your friends accept you? And how do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBTQ teens come out to friends and family, navigate their social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and challenge bigotry and homophobia. Personal stories from the authors and sidebars on queer history provide relatable context. This completely revised and updated edition is a must-read for any teen who thinks they might be queer or knows someone who is.

    A delightful collection of trustworthy and accurate information that tweens and teens need today, all told in a sort of quirky, sometimes goofy, and always approachable tone...a fun, easy to read, and occasionally hilarious guide that should be available on a shelf in every high school library.
    --Diane Anderson-Minshall, Editorial Director, The Advocate magazine

    Not every queer kid has easy access to a family member, teacher, counselor, or friend who can help them through the coming-out process. Even when they do, NEWSFLASH, most of us don't have all the answers! Queer is a great way for a teen, or someone who is trying to mentor or understand a queer teen, to gain some knowledge from a thoughtful, cute perspective.--Honey Mahogany, Activist, RuPaul's Drag Race Alumnus, Cofounder of the Compton's Transgender Cultural District

    I learned more than a few things about our fabulously diverse queer culture, and especially the younger generation, that everyone should know.--Terry Beswick, Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society Archives and Museum

    Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

    Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

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    LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS.

    In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.

    After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice, accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot,
    make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.