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The Courage to be Yourself: True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure

The Courage to be Yourself: True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure (Paperback, [Large Print])

By Desetta, Al

Dwan listens to rock music, uses big words, and can't dance very well. So her friends - even her own family - accuse her of not being black enough. Rana, an Arab American, became a target of hate after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Nadishia is harassed because she doesn't... wear the latest designer clothes, Jennifer because she's overweight. Yen gets teased for being Chinese, Jeremiah for being gay, Jamel because he won't smoke marijuana. In 26 first-person stories, real teens write about their lives and how hard it is to be themselves - especially when they're bullied, picked on, pressured, excluded, and disrespected. They ask tough questions, like ''Why does everyone have such a problem with me?'' and ''Should I change myself to fit in?'' Maybe you've asked yourself these questions. Reading this book is like talking with teens who've been where you are, gone through what you're going through, and know what it's all about. These stories don't have easy answers. They don't all have happy endings. There
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ISBN 9781442954212
Released NZ 23 Dec 2008
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Paperback, [Large Print]
Series Read How You Want
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ISBN-13 9781442954212
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 23 Dec 2008
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, [Large Print]
Edition [Large Print]
Author(s) By Desetta, Al
Series Read How You Want
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Body & Health
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 197mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile