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Teen Reviews

Posted by: ElaineN
How did Vincent Van Gogh's relationship with his brother Theo influence his life and art?
Posted by: LisaF
Learn what fate has in store for Tris and Tobias in the final book of Veronica Roth's Divergent series
Posted by: Courtney
Discover the dark, enchanting world of the Shadowhunters of Los Angeles in this action-packed adventure that follows Emma Carstairs on her quest to avenge her family's death.

Staff Reviews

Posted by: Courtney
"Dash and Lily's Book of Dares" is a three-part love story that began with one red notebook.
Posted by: MelissaJ
A fast-paced horror/thriller that explores loss, obsession, and the unknown.
Posted by: SamanthaN
A unique and captivating fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch.

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The New Year is a perfect time to set goals and resolutions for improving your health! This doesn’t just mean improving your physical health, your mental health is just as important!

Check out these self-help reads and focus on your mind in 2021.

 

             Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind by Whitney Stewart (2020)Courageous Creativity: Advice and Encouragement for the Creative Life by Sara Zarr (2020)How to do It Now Because It's Not Going Away: An Expert Guide to Getting Stuff Done by Leslie Josel (2020)The Self-Compassionate Teen: Mindfulness & Compassion Skills to Help You Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice by Karen Bluth, PhD (2020) Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning by Leslie Odom, Jr. (2018)Out! : How to be Your Authentic Self by Miles McKenna (2020)

 

Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind by Whitney Stewart (2020)

Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings, mindfulness—the practice of purposefully focusing attention on the present moment—can change a person's approach to stress, develop skills to handle anxiety and depression, and provide a sense of awareness and belonging.

 

Courageous Creativity: Advice and Encouragement for the Creative Life by Sara Zarr (2020)

Expert advice and encouragement are paired with exercises to help you face down your fears, let go of expectations, stop comparing yourself to others, and make your art with courage.

 

How to do It Now Because It's Not Going Away: An Expert Guide to Getting Stuff Done by Leslie Josel (2020)

Packed with practical solutions and tips to stay on top of homework, develop a sense of time, manage digital distractions, and create easy-to-follow routines, this guide will help teens stop procrastinating and get their tasks done.

 

The Self-Compassionate Teen: Mindfulness & Compassion Skills to Help You Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice by Karen Bluth, PhD (2020)

Teens can be extremely self-critical, and are often nicer to others than they are to themselves. In The Self-Compassionate Teen, psychologist Karen Bluth offers powerful, everyday self-compassion and mindfulness tools to help teen readers overcome self-judgment, stop comparing themselves to others, and cultivate the courage to be themselves.

 

Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning by Leslie Odom, Jr. (2018)

With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you’re graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest.

 

Out! : How to be Your Authentic Self by Miles McKenna (2020)

Activist Miles McKenna came out on his YouTube channel in 2017, documenting his transition to help other teens navigate their identities and take charge of their own coming out stories. From that wisdom comes Out! the ultimate YA guide to the queer lifestyle. Find validation, inspiration, and support for your questions big and small-whether you're exploring your identity or seeking to understand the experience of an awesome queer person in your life.

 

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