Winner Young Adult: Non-Fiction The 2020 Best Book Awards
Are you a young adult who is beginning to make decisions about the path you are going to take in life? Are you not entirely sure which path is for YOU? Are you bombarded with well-meaning adults, friends, and media who believe they know the path you should take? Let me help you discover who you are and what your unique path is.
"My Life, My Way" is a book for young adults who are ready to begin creating a UNIQUE path for their life. Simple exercises and entertaining stories take you on the journey of discovering your authentic self and teach you to use what you uncover to set a unique direction for an exceptional life. You will learn what you are most passionate about, where your greatest talents lie, how you want to impact the world, what success looks like to you, and what brings you the most happiness. Numerous practices and tools are shared with you so that they may know how to use all of your self-understanding throughout your life.
With distance learning, teens are having to manage their time and attention now more than ever.
Procrastination is especially tough for young adults. Getting started is overwhelming, it's hard to get motivated, not knowing how long things take messes up planning, and distractions are everywhere. We are all wired to put things off, but we can learn tools and techniques to kick this habit. This book is a user-friendly guide to help teens get their tasks done. Simple, straightforward, and with a touch of humor, it's packed with practical solutions and easily digestible tips to stay on top of homework, develop a sense of time, manage digital distractions, create easy-to-follow routines, and get unstuck. In her breezy, witty style, internationally recognized academic and parenting coach Leslie Josel opens the door to a student's view of procrastination, dives deep into what that really looks like, and offers up her Triple Ts—tips, tools and techniques—to teach students how to get stuff done...now.
Finalist Young Adult: Non-Fiction The 2020 Best Book Awards
A Young Person's Field Guide to Finding Lost Shipwrecks is an autobiographical account of a nautical archeological expedition. Written by the marine geologist in charge of the survey, it discusses and explains the science behind a multibeam sonar and other technology used for the expedition, as well as describing the day-to-day operations aboard a 37-meter research vessel. The story begins alongside a dock in Cadiz, Spain, where three archeologists, two college students on a summer internship, three captains, one cook, one engineer, two scuba divers, one able-bodied seaman and the author are aboard the Hercules getting ready to set sail in search of the Santísima.Readers learn a lot more than science in this true-life account of a scientific expedition. They learn history, eat tapas, and even dance the flamenco, all while in search of a 200-year-old shipwreck.