It s Perfectly Normal

Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763669973
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The definitive book about puberty and sexual health for today’s kids and teens, now fully updated for its twentieth anniversary. For two decades, this universally acclaimed book on sexuality has been the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Now, in honor of its anniversary, It’s Perfectly Normal has been updated with current and correct information on subjects such as safe and savvy Internet use, gender identity, emergency contraception, and more. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and STDs, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need?—?now more than ever?—?to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.

It s Not the Stork

Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763633318
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Uses bird and bee cartoon characters to answer questions that younger children frequently ask about the human body.

It s So Amazing

Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763600512
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bold illustrations and straight-forward text provide beginning readers with an informative and factual guide about the birth process, the human body, families, and more.

Ziemlich gute Gr nde am Leben zu bleiben

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423429139
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Fiction

Authentisch und anrührend Ein Buch, das es eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfte. Denn mit 24 Jahren wird Matt Haig von einer lebensbedrohlichen Krankheit überfallen, von der er bis dahin kaum etwas wusste: einer Depression. Es geschieht auf eine physisch dramatische Art und Weise, die ihn buchstäblich an den Abgrund bringt. Dieses Buch beschreibt, wie er allmählich die zerstörerische Krankheit besiegt und ins Leben zurückfindet. Eine bewegende, witzige und mitreißende Hymne an das Leben und das Menschsein – ebenso unterhaltsam wie berührend.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641079246
Release Date: 2011-12-23
Genre: Social Science

Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit: Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere, und nicht zuletzt die Entstehungsgeschichte des Menschen. »Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem« ist ein ebenso fundierter und lehrreicher wie unterhaltsamer und amüsanter Ausflug in die Naturwissenschaften, mit dem Bill Bryson das scheinbar Unmögliche vollbracht hat: das Wissen von der Welt in dreißig Kapitel zu packen, die auch für den normalen Leser ohne Vorkenntnisse verständlich sind. Das ideale Buch für alle, die unser Universum und unsere Geschichte endlich verstehen möchten – und dabei auch noch Spaß haben wollen!

Book Banning in 21st Century America

Author: Emily J. M. Knox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442231689
Release Date: 2015-01-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Requests for the removal, relocation, and restriction of books—also known as challenges—occur with some frequency in the United States. Book Banning in 21st-Century American Libraries, based on thirteen contemporary book challenge cases in schools and public libraries across the United States argues that understanding contemporary reading practices, especially interpretive strategies, is vital to understanding why people attempt to censor books in schools and public libraries. Previous research on censorship tends to focus on legal frameworks centered on Supreme Court cases, historical case studies, and bibliographies of texts that are targeted for removal or relocation and is often concerned with how censorship occurs. The current project, on the other hand, is focused on the why of censorship and posits that many censorship behaviors and practices, such as challenging books, are intimately tied to the how one understands the practice of reading and its effects on character development and behavior. It discusses reading as a social practice that has changed over time and encompasses different physical modalities and interpretive strategies. In order to understand why people challenge books, it presents a model of how the practice of reading is understood by challengers including “what it means” to read a text, and especially how one constructs the idea of “appropriate” reading materials. The book is based on three different kinds sources. The first consists of documents including requests for reconsideration and letters, obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests to governing bodies, produced in the course of challenge cases. Recordings of book challenge public hearings constitute the second source of data. Finally, the third source of data is interviews with challengers themselves. The book offers a model of the reading practices of challengers. It demonstrates that challengers are particularly influenced by what might be called a literal “common sense” orientation to text wherein there is little room for polysemic interpretation (multiple meanings for text). That is, the meaning of texts is always clear and there is only one avenue for interpretation. This common sense interpretive strategy is coupled with what Cathy Davidson calls “undisciplined imagination” wherein the reader is unable to maintain distance between the events in a text and his or her own response. These reading practices broaden our understanding of why people attempt to censor books in public institutions.

The Best Years of Their Lives

Author: Stephanie Zvirin
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838906869
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The finest self-help resources young adults can turn to when trying to cope with their increasingly complicated lives.

Forever

Author: Judy Blume
Publisher:
ISBN: 3596806844
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre:

Katherine und Michael sind verliebt und fest davon überzeugt, dass ihre Liebe für immer halten wird. Doch als Katherine Theo kennenlernt, bekommt die heile Welt langsam Risse. Ab 13.