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.
The struggle is real, but the help is sincere for adolescent students in Crying, Learning, and Laughing: Why Students Visit the Teen Center. The author recounts the stressful, but the often fun position as a case manager in a Teen Center. Students' daily interactions in a School-Based Youth Services Program add color to the murky topics of teen dating violence, child abuse, and mental health issues. The unexpected crises don't hinder the adolescents' high energy, but it brings insight for the curious reader. Interesting and helpful, Crying, Learning, and Laughing explore the often chaotic life of teens and how social workers in schools shine a light during dark times.
Overcoming is an inspiration to all women who struggle with depression, stagnation and unfulfillment to seek out the peace, power and joy in their own lives.
She was a little girl who loved ice skating, reading and music. Yet from a young age Natasha felt different. She struggled with depression, feelings of abandonment and low self esteem. At 9 she stood with a knife pressed to her wrist, contemplating taking her own life. By 17 she was a pregnant high school dropout.
The next several years were filled with drugs and homelessness on the violent streets of Oakland. She survived through God, her intuition and a profound desire to change. One day she discovered a secret that would change her life forever. This poignant memoir follows Natasha’s journey from a depressed child, to a suicidal teen, to a successful business woman.
A digital world is rising! Not only our phones are going smart our homes, cities and even businesses are going smart. It is a momentous time for India to catapult itself in the digital world.
At the same time the world is also deglobalizing to protect itself from future COVID-like pandemics. Not-so-coincidentally, a smart world is a deglobalized world. This has created an incredible opportunity for India to become the digital hub driving this mega transformation. As Albert Einstein once said, "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity".
For India opportunities are everywhere. Smart homes and smart cities are opening a plethora of career and start up opportunities. Smart global businesses are opening the flood gate of IT opportunities. India simply cannot afford to miss them. With more than 400 million youths below the age of 15, India is truly a sleeping giant.
The boy who loved to pass the ball started off with a dream: he wanted to play football while helping his teammates be the best. Like everyone else, he had to overcome many struggles and hurdles on the way but his hard work and perseverance paid off.
Now, he is known as one of FC Barcelona and Spain’s most famous players: Xavi Hernández. Follow Xavi’s inspirational life story and find out how the small boy from Catalunya became one of the world’s greatest football players.
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.