Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
Product rating: 4.3 with 147 reviews
In this New York Times–bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding.
Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks.
Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
Posted in Adolescent Psychology Tagged with: Brain, Brainstorm, Power, Purpose, Tarcher, teenage
The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Revised Edition: An Account in Words and Pictures
by: North Atlantic Books
Product rating: 4.1 with 41 reviews
First released in 2002, this provocative, critically acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgård.
“I don’t remember being born. I was a very ugly child. My appearance has not improved so I guess it was a lucky break when he was attracted by my youthfulness.” So begins the wrenching diary of Minnie Goetze, a fifteen-year-old girl longing for love and acceptance and struggling with her own precocious sexuality. After losing her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend, Minnie pursues a string of sexual encounters (with both boys and girls) while experimenting with drugs and developing her talents as an artist. Unsupervised and unguided by her aloof and narcissistic mother, Minnie plunges into a defenseless, yet fearless adolescence.
While set in the libertine atmosphere of 1970s San Francisco, Minnie’s journey to understand herself and her world is universal: this is the story of a young woman troubled by the discontinuity between what she thinks and feels and what she observes in those around her. Acclaimed cartoonist and author Phoebe Gloeckner serves up a deft blend of visual and verbal narrative in her complex presentation of a pivotal year in a girl’s life, recounted in diary pages and illustrations, with full narrative sequences in comics form. The Diary of a Teenage Girl offers a searing comment on adult society as seen though the eyes of a young woman on the verge of joining it.
This edition has been updated by the author with an introduction reflecting on the book’s critical reception and value as diary or novel, historical document or work of art. Also included in this revised edition are supplementary photographs and illustrations from the author’s childhood, including some of her own diary entries.
“Phoebe Gloeckner… is creating some of the edgiest work about young women’s lives in any medium.”—The New York Times
“One of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender and beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America.”—Salon
“It’s the most honest depiction of sexuality in a long, long time; as a meditation on adolescence, it picks up a literary ball that’s been only fitfully carried after Salinger.”—Nerve.com
Posted in Contemporary Women Tagged with: Account, Diary, Edition, Girl, North Atlantic Books, Pictures, Revised, teenage, Words
Alien Attack! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Step into Reading)
by: Random House Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Join Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they blast off for adventures in space! Boys ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader featuring a shiny cover and two sheets of shiny stickers.
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Posted in Action & Adventure Tagged with: Alien, Attack!, into, Mutant, Ninja, Random House Books for Young Readers, Reading, Step, teenage, Turtles
Magnificent Mark: Unlock your awesomeness and make your teenage years remarkable
by: Overboard Ministries
Product rating: 5.0 with 8 reviews
“Magnificent Mark: Unlock your awesomeness and make your teenage years remarkable” is a book written to challenge teenagers. Danny Ray, a world-class magician and seasoned communicator, shares heart-warming, humorous and relatable stories from his own youth that will help students engage the concepts of this book. Most of all, however, he teaches a life-changing biblical truth that a teenager’s awesomeness isn’t found in trying to be like someone else, but rather, in fully embracing the person that God made them to be. Once they discover their God-designed greatness, they will be ready to leave a MARK in the world around them.
Posted in Youth Ministry Tagged with: awesomeness, Magnificent, Make, Mark, Overboard Ministries, remarkable, teenage, Unlock, years, Your