Weinstein, Ph.D, Bruce. Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught? YA/ 170/ WEI
Advice for teens based on five simple principles: do no harm, make things better, respect others, be fair, and be loving. Drawing examples from teen life, the nationally syndicated columnist offers specific questions, sample responses, and explanations of the ethical responses using his principles. His wide-ranging topics range from everyday matters of friendship, bullying, athletics, drugs, dating, social networking, and downloading intellectual property to larger issues such as dealing with grief. The text is direct and accessible, frequently broken up by black-and-white cartoons and changes in typography. He makes the important point that ethics require paying special heed to both oneself as well as others; it’s a matter of balance.
Hafiz, Dilara, Yasmine Hafiz and Imran Hafiz. The American Muslim teenager’s handbook. YA/ 297.5/ HAF
Everything you ever wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask.
Burton, Bonnie. Girls Against Girls. YA/ 305.2352/ BUR
This guide for teenage girls explains why girls can sometimes be mean to each other, what to do if you are a victim of bullying, and the importance of treating other girls with respect.
Benson, Michael. Beyond. A solar system voyage. YA/ 523.2/ BEN
Presents the solar system from the perspective of the space probes sent to explore the heavens.
Horne, Richard and Tracey Turner. 101 Things You Wish You’d Invented- and some you wish no one had. YA/ 609/ HOR
Monaque, Mathilde. Trouble in My Head. A young girl’s fight with depression. YA/ 616.8527/ MON
Mathilde Monaque developed severe depression when she was just 14. The eldest in a family of six and an exceptionally bright and gifted little girl, the discovery shook her family to the core. "Trouble in My Head" is Mathilde's tender and illuminating account of her struggle to surface from a disease that could have taken her life. With remarkable sensitivity and lucidity she describes her experience of depression, her days in the teenage hospital and her battle to conquer the disease. Mathilde's perspective as a sufferer of teenage depression is unique. Unlike adult depression which involves feelings of guilt, Mathilde describes teenage depression as a breaking down of certainties, the fear of being oneself, the fear of not loving and of not being loved. Adults and teenagers alike will find inspiration and insight in her touching and remarkable account.