Get By : A Survival Guide for Black Gay Youth
Jonathan W. Jones, Author (Paperback
- December 28, 2005) To be a male who is both Black and Gay is often referred
to as the greatest taboo. Growing up with such a stigma presents the young
African-American homosexual with a lifetime of dilemmas. This book gives Black
Gay youth a comprehensive guide to embracing their identity and developing into
proud, strong, and powerful members of their communities. With chapters on coming
out, staying healthy, Black Gay History, religion, safe sex, self-Defense, the
down-low, and more,
Get By : A Survival Guide for Black Gay Youth serves to empower
the young Black Gay male against rising adversity, and triumph in the face of
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before we went to college, we might have been the wiser! Fortunately for
this generation of college students, the 28-year-old author of
Campus Life Exposed: Advice from the Inside has dedicated
himself to helping teens and twentysomethings survive the slings and
arrows of outrageous fortune (and their first toga parties). In this
essay, the Gen-Y guru offers the keys to a successful
freshman year in college, along with several book recommendations.
Campus Life Exposed: Advice from the Inside by
In the words of
himself, "This is the book I WISH someone had given to me... so I wrote
it! It's the book every parent and every student going off to college
should check out. There are 168 hours in the week and only about 20 are
spent inside the classroom. It's the hours outside the classroom when
the real lessons are learned. From roommates to relationships to sex to
no sex to loneliness to depression to drinking to drugs to
sobriety--it's all here and more. This is my way of helping college
students know that they are NEVER alone in their individual college
journey--wherever it may lead!"
Major in Success : Make College Easier, Fire Up Your Dreams, & Get A
Very Cool Job by
is a speaker on the college circuit who has touched the lives of
countless numbers of high-school and college students.
Major in Success is Combs's way of helping students realize
their dreams and pursue their passion.
writes, "Practical tips, invaluable advice, and amazing resources serve
to help college students focus on the career path that will lead them to
a very HAPPY place!"
YAY, YOU ~ College Bound? High-school graduation--the day you
thought would never come--is finally here. How exciting! How liberating!
How... scary? If you have questions or qualms about life after the cap
and gown, don't miss our
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adulthood, and the rest of your life. Or explore
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Hard Love by
Whistle Me Home, Hard Love tackles the delicate issue of
unrequited love between a straight and gay teen. But what sets this
novel apart from similarly themed books is
choice to present the story from John's straight male point of view.
Funny and poignant first-person narration will engender empathy for John
as he attempts to connect with his emotionally distant parents and an
understanding of how his need for their affection has manifested itself
in romantic feelings for a girl he knows is unavailable to him. Hard
Love is a thoughtful and on-target addition to the growing canon of gay
and lesbian coming-of-age stories. (Ages 12 and older)
Stay Strong : Simple Life Lessons for Teens by
In this sassy, street-smart addition to the growing body of
self-help literature for adolescents, public relations guru
turns her attention to teens. Stay Strong reads like a hip-hop version
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: Williams breaks down what
she believes are common negative adolescent attitudes ("It's all about
money," "How I talk is my business," etc.) and then challenges the
reader to reassess those attitudes and turn them around. Original rap
lyrics that illustrate the theme of each chapter and a down-to-earth
will make this work especially appealing to urban teens.
If High School Is a Game, Here's How to Break the Rules : A Cutting Edge
Guide to Becoming Yourself by
"One of the most difficult things about life as a teenager is how
very complicated it can be. Sometimes you feel as if you can't even
figure out what is wrong, let alone do anything about fixing it. What
Chérie does in this book is take the whole complicated mess and simplify
it, make sense out of it." So writes
in her introduction to Chérie Carter-Scott's collection of 10 "truths,"
from "Your body will change" to "Your inner world is your safety zone."
Accessible and empowering, this small book for high schoolers offers
sound, nonpreachy advice to help your teenager become the person he or
she wants to be.
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(Illustrator) "Monster" is what the prosecutor called 16-year-old
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"all clear" to the murderer or was he just in the wrong place at the
wrong time? In
Walter Dean Myers's
innovative novel, winner of the prestigious
Michael L. Printz Award, the
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Don't Think Twice by
Don't Think Twiceis a darkly funny, hard-hitting novel set in
the late 1960s in a rural Texas home for pregnant teens.
Laurie Halse Anderson.
Laurie Halse Anderson's
first novel is a stunning and sympathetic tribute to the teenage
outcast. The triumphant ending, in which Melinda finds her voice and
loudly confronts her rapist, is cause for cheering (while many readers
might also shed a tear or two). After reading Speak, it will be hard for
any teen to look at the class scapegoat again without a measure of
compassion and understanding for that person--who may be screaming
beneath the silence. (Ages 13 and older)