Thursday, September 13, 2012

Teen Issues Featured this Fall

Every other Thursday our library page will be featuring books, and links to information related to teen issues. Various teen related health and wellness issues will be explored such as bullying, eating disorders, body image, teen pregnancy and others. If you would like us to cover a specific topic please post a comment and your request will be taken under consideration.

Today’s post is all about making changes to become a more successful teen. Success looks different to all of us and making a change could be difficult. Have you ever wondered how to set a goal and actually achieve it?  Start with the Making a Change Guide from Kids Health to create a personal plan for positive change.

Here are four books from our library about teens and change.
The 7 habits of highly effective teens : the ultimate teenage success guide by Sean Covey
Describes seven habits teenagers can cultivate to help them improve their self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents, and make other positive changes in their lives.

Whale talk by Chris Crutcher
TJ is a multiracial adopted teen and not one to get involved in teen sports actually he shuns them and doesn’t like the supremacy attitude of the “jocks” and coaches at his school. He decides to get even by accepting the challenge of starting a new swim team at his high school and he thinks this may be the opportunity to get even with the schools snobby athletic department but TJ gets more than he ever realized.

Artichoke's heart by Suzanne Supplee
At 16 Rosemary is tired of being overweight, getting mocked at school and even at her part time job at Heavenly Hair. The cheek salon in town where all the locals go to beautify themselves is owned by her mom. Feeling out of control Rosemary decides to change her life and slowly loses weight but along the way she discovers her inner beauty.

Of beetles & angels : a boy's remarkable journey from a refugee camp to Harvard
by Mawi Asgedom.
An autobiography in which Mawi Asgedom tells the story of how, at the age of three, he fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp. He was later moved to Wheaton Illinois to attend public school and later earned a full scholarship to Harvard. 

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