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Yes Girls Lift : A Girl's Guide To Becoming Fit, Confident and St...
by Laticia Action Jackson

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English

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Publication Date

April 27, 2017

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Why Yes Girls Lift? <br /><br />According to a Dove Self-Esteem Study entitled “Real Girls, Real Pressure” (2008), there is a self-esteem crisis among girls in the United States. This study revealed low self-esteem can complicate a girl’s ability to perform well in school and affects her personal relationships. <br /><br />How Does The Media Affect Our Girls Self-Esteem?<br /><br />Images flaunting unattainable bodily perfection and beauty can be seen throughout social media and advertisements on a daily basis. Research suggests over 2000 beauty images a day can be seen. These unrealistic depictions of beauty threaten our future female leaders and in more ways than one this is unacceptable and it’s time for a change! <br /><br />How Can This Book Make A Change? <br /><br />Throughout the pages of “Yes Girls Lift”, Fitness Olympian and 3- Time National Physique Committee Fitness Champion, “In Weekly’s Best Trainer on The Gulf Coast 2016”, Laticia “Action” Jackson uses exercise as a tool to help build healthy, strong and confident girls! She teaches girls how to understand the uniqueness and difference of their body explains the importance of healthy eating, teaches girls how to say nice and affirming things about themselves and other girls and empowers girls with the confidence to not allow images in magazines or on television to determine their self-worth and self-esteem! <br /><br />Who Should Purchase This Book?<br /><br />If you’re a youth leader, mother, aunt, father or anyone who has a direct influence on a girl age 12-17, this book is just for you. You can read this book with the special girl in your life or you can gift this book to for her to read alone or with a group of friends. This book is a great tool to create a book club at your school, church or recreation center. <br /><br />Remember all girls’ rock and all girls deserve the tools that will assist them in learning how to love and embrace their uniqueness, their body and their lives! <br /><br />Learn more about Laticia “Action” Jackson’s mission to empower young girls by visiting her website at www.laticiaactionjackson.com.<br /><br />For questions about setting up a book club or bringing Action Jackson in to speak email her at laticiaactionjackson@gmail.com!<br />
What is it?: Volume 3 (Rollercoaster Series)
by Paula Nagel

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English

Pages

64

Publication Date

April 28, 2017

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This is a focus on low mood associated with bereavement. Sam feels low and fed up, but doesn't understand why he feels this way. Everyone else has an opinion on the change in his behaviour. His teacher thinks he is being lazy and can't be bothered to finish his work, his mum thinks he is moody and bad tempered, his friends think he is no fun any more and turning into a bore. Comments like, 'Cheer up it might never happen', ' What has got into you?' and 'Do you want to talk about it?' just upset him even more.  He doesn't know what the 'it' is, that is making him feel this way. He didn't even feel this bad when his cousin died a year ago! When he is kept behind in class for not completing his work he tells the teacher how confused and sad he feels. Connections are made between his feelings and the looming anniversary of his cousin's death. Sam is helped to understand that thoughts and feelings associated with bereavement can come and go for a long time, and can cause strong emotions. He is shown how to notice and share his feelings and to think about things he can do when he feels this way. He makes a memory box so he can also remember all the happy things about his cousin. In the 'Let's talk about .sadness and loss,' section, feelings associated with bereavement and helpful coping strategies are shared. Paul Nagel has worked as an educational psychologist for 17 years. This has included working as a Lead Professional Educational Psychologist managing a traded service, as well as holding Senior Specialist posts for early years and disability. Over the years Paula has worked in multi agency teams within paediatric services, youth offending teams, Sure Start and an anti bullying service.  She is currently Principal Educational Psychologist (North) for the national children's mental health charity, Place2Be. Before qualifying as an Educational Psychologist Paula was a primary school teacher. Gary Bainbridge is an artist, comics creator and secondary school Art, Photography and Media Studies teacher from Durham. He's best known for the North East based kitchen sink superhero comic Sugar Glider and the Newcastle-set crime fiction comic, Nightbus. Gary teaches at an academy in Northumberland.
I've Got My Period. So What?
by Clara Henry

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<DIV>Your period. What is it, really? And why is it so embarrassing to walk to the bathroom hiding a tampon in your sleeve? <BR><BR>Comedian and Scandinavian YouTube sensation Clara Henry has the answers to all your burning questions about bleeding. Have you always wondered what menstruation is, why it causes terrible cramps, or why it makes you want to do nothing but eat chocolate and watch cute cat videos? Have you been shocked that it’s taboo to talk about something that half the world’s population goes through every month? And above all, have you been looking for the best snarky response to the question “Are you on your period, or what?"<BR><BR>Whether you’re expecting your first period, have already gotten it, or know someone close to you who’s just begun the torment, this funny and informative book will tell you everything you need to know. In a funny, powerful, and entertaining voice, this book covers important terms, types of sanitary protection, and the history of menstruation and women’s fight for equal access to reproductive healthcare. And if you suddenly find yourself hankering for chocolate or cute animals? Well. Welcome to the period club. </DIV>
Stuck on a Loop: Volume 2 (Rollercoaster Series)
by Paula Nagel

Language

English

Pages

64

Publication Date

April 28, 2017

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This is a focus on intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviour, linked to exam anxiety. Everyone knows Gemma always gets thing 'right' and is top of the class. However she feels under pressure to do well in the Year 5 tests and is becoming increasingly worried. She thinks she has to do certain things to continue to do well and get 'top marks', such as avoiding the cracks in the pavement. This habit starts to take over and Gemma wonders why she is doing this. As the story progresses, Gemma is helped to understand how it can be normal for anxiety and stress to affect thoughts. The metaphor of having a bully in her mind, making her do things she doesn't really want to do, is introduced. She decides to stand up to her inner bully before it takes over.  The accompanying, 'Let's talk about. when thoughts get stuck,' highlights how stress and pressure can affect us, including some of the 'catastrophising' and 'black and white' thinking errors that can be linked with exam stress and pressure. Paul Nagel has worked as an educational psychologist for 17 years. This has included working as a Lead Professional Educational Psychologist managing a traded service, as well as holding Senior Specialist posts for early years and disability.  Over the years Paula has worked in multi agency teams within paediatric services, youth offending teams, Sure Start and an anti bullying service. She is currently Principal Educational Psychologist (North) for the national children's mental health charity, Place2Be. Before qualifying as an Educational Psychologist Paula was a primary school teacher. Gary Bainbridge is an artist, comics creator and secondary school Art, Photography and Media Studies teacher from Durham. He's best known for the North East based kitchen sink superhero comic Sugar Glider and the Newcastle-set crime fiction comic, Nightbus. Gary teaches at an academy in Northumberland.
This Is Really Happening
by Erin Chack

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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BuzzFeed senior writer Erin Chack hits you in the guts, the feels, and the funny bone all at once with this collection of personal essays that reads like Sloane Crosley for the Snapchat generation. <br />  <br /> In turns hysterically funny and heartbreakingly poignant, Erin recounts everything from meeting her soulmate at age 14 to her first chemotherapy session at age 19 to what <i>really</i> goes on behind the scenes at a major Internet media company.<br />  <br /> She authentically captures the agony and the ecstasy of the millennial experience, whether it's her first kiss ("Sean’s tongue! In my mouth! Slippery and wet like a slug in the rain.") or her struggles with anxiety ("When people throw caution to the wind, I am stuck imagining the poor soul who has to break his back sweeping caution into a dustpan"). <br />  <br /> Yet Erin also offers a fresh perspective on universal themes of resilience and love as she writes about surviving cancer—including learning of her mother's own cancer diagnosis within the same year and her attempts to hide the diagnosis from friends to avoid "un-normaling" everything. <br />  <br /> Perfect for fans of Jenny Lawson, Amy Poehler, and Kelly Williams Brown, this sharply observed memoir introduces Erin Chack as a strikingly original new voice.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Elena Vanishing: A Memoir
by , Clare B. Dunkle

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

May 19, 2015

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Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective over a five-year period and cowritten with her mother, award-winning author Clare B. Dunkle, Elena's memoir is a fascinating and intimate look at a deadly disease, and a must read for anyone who knows someone suffering from an eating disorder.
Fortune Kookie (Looking for Normal Book 2)
by Jean Gill

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English

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Publication Date

April 26, 2017

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“Jean Gill brings her magical storytelling skills to teens, to weave compelling and thought-provoking stories that will linger on in their minds well after the last page is read.” Kristin Gleeson, author and children’s librarian <br /> Can dreams take over your life? <br /> Jamie’s mother is hooked on fortune-tellers, and running the family into debt. To cure her, Jamie decides to investigate the psychic world, and to show that it is a rip-off, with the help of her best friend, Ryan. <br /> Their research causes havoc in school and they are drawn deeper into the very world they are investigating. Jamie’s dreams of walking a medieval battlefield are so vivid that she feels compelled to resolve a historical mystery that starts at Kidwelly Castle in South Wales, where Princess Gwenllian once lived. <br /> Caught up in what seem to be supernatural events, Jamie doesn’t know what to believe and is sleepwalking into danger. Will friendship be strong enough to bring her back into the real world?
The demons in my mind: Living with Anxiety
by Rebecca Dixon

Language

English

Pages

5

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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Living with anxiety. <br />A short poem.
Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular
by Mayim Bialik

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<b>Mayim Bialik, star of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls.</b><br /><br />Growing up as a girl in today’s world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests and school…sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information.<br />  <br /> Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test?<br />  <br /> Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, the star of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically. <br />  <br /> Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? You can! Start by reading this book.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir
by Maddie Ziegler

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR>Teen dance prodigy, breakout <i>Dance Moms </i>star<i>, </i>and judge on <i>So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation</i> presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.<BR><BR>Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star—she just didn’t know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime’s hit reality show <i>Dance Moms</i> and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was catching eyes all over—including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video “Chandelier.” The rest, as they say, was history.<BR> <BR>In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way—starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in <i>The Book of Henry</i> with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans’ burning questions with wise advice she’s learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.

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