More Philosophy for Teens

Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 9781593632922
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Education

Is knowledge the greatest virtue? What is it like to be somebody else? What if tomorrow never comes? Is the world around us real? Your students will be asking these challenging questions and more after reading and completing the activities in More Philosophy for Teens. A companion to the best-selling Philosophy for Teens book, this volume tackles the topics of reality and knowledge in a teenager-friendly format. The authors examine some of life's toughest questions, including identity, God, the universe, freedom, and the meaning of life. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

Philosophy for Teens

Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 9781593632021
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Uses contemporary scenarios to introduce major philosophers, including Mills, Locke, Plato, Nietzsche, and Sartre.

Philosophy for Kids

Author: David A. White
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
ISBN: 1882664701
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

This offers young people (from 10 up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions--arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality, and Critcal Thinking--invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks. Each question includes a fun activity that allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

Examined Life

Author: Robert Nozick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671725013
Release Date: 1990-12-15
Genre: Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY/EASTERN RELIGIONS

Sophie s World

Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466804272
Release Date: 2007-03-20
Genre: Fiction

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Heads Up Philosophy

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465455468
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Who am I? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? Heads Up Philosophy, part of an exciting new series for young adults, explains and explores all these big ideas and more. What is philosophy? It's the issues and theories that are most intriguing and relevant to curious teen minds--questions like: what is knowledge, identity, human nature, right and wrong, faith, freedom, and justice? Combining lively text with cool, graphic illustrations, this book is designed to provoke, entertain, and stimulate young minds.

Teenage Citizens

Author: Constance A. Flanagan
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674067233
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Psychology

Too young to vote or pay taxes, teenagers are off the radar of political scientists. Yet civic identities form during adolescence and are rooted in experiences as members of families, schools, and community organizations. Flanagan helps us understand how young people come to envisage civic engagement, and how their political identities take form.

The Onion and Philosophy

Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 9780812697247
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Philosophy

The Onion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and reaches millions more with its spin-off books and Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophical examination. Twenty-one philosophers were commissioned to provide witty philosophical perspectives on just what makes the Onion so truthful and insightful. Former Governor Sarah Palin reported: “I just couldn’t put it down. The Onion and Philosophy is the most exciting book I’ve read since Principia Mathematica.” Are the Onion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it? Does the Onion really have a serious point of view on religion? On sex? On politics? Who cares what Area Man thinks? If everyone’s so dumb, how come so many Onion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are?

Wide Awake

Author: Diana Winston
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399528970
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Religion

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of Buddhism to teenage readers, explaining the ancient teachings and how they relate to such crucial issues as self-esteem, dealing with stress and emotional problems, fostering peace, and coping with peer pressure, and offering advice on meditation. Original.

The Art of Happiness

Author: Epicurus
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101608654
Release Date: 2012-12-24
Genre: Philosophy

The brilliant writings of a highly influential Greek philosopher, with a foreword by Daniel Klein, author of Travels with Epicurus The teachings of Epicurus—about life and death, religion and science, physical sensation, happiness, morality, and friendship—attracted legions of adherents throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. Though Epicurus faced hostile opposition for centuries after his death, he counts among his many admirers Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, and Isaac Newton. This volume includes all of his extant writings—his letters, doctrines, and Vatican sayings—alongside parallel passages from the greatest exponent of his philosophy, Lucretius, extracts from Diogenes Laertius' Life of Epicurus, a lucid introductory essay about Epicurean philosophy, and a foreword by Daniel Klein, author of Travels with Epicurus and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic

Author: Jim Fay
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781612912554
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Religion

Parents need help to teach their teens how to make decisions responsibly—and do so without going crazy or damaging the relationship. Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, from the duo who wrote Parenting with Love and Logic, empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers. Covering a wide range of real-life issues teens face—including divorce, ADD, addiction, and sex—this book gives you the tools to help your teens find their identity and grow in maturity. Indexed for easy reference.

The Anti Depressant Book

Author: Jacob Towery
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692641548
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre:

This book is written specifically for teenagers and young adults who are struggling with depression. It offers a step-by-step solution to feeling happier quickly and developing healthy habits that will prevent relapse. The Anti-Depressant Book includes cognitive, behavioral, and motivational strategies for emerging from a depression and staying well.

Real World Teen Services

Author: Jennifer Velásquez
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838913420
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

There are plenty of resources about teen services that focus on YA readers’ advisory and programming ideas. But the basics of day-to-day service to teens in the library setting, a discipline requiring specific skills, is all too often glossed over in professional literature. As a result many LIS grads begin serving teens armed with an incomplete understanding of why their job is both important and unique, and what they need to know from day one. This compromises their effectiveness as both young adult librarians and advocates for teen services. In this down-to-earth book, former Library Journal Mover & Shaker Velásquez explores real-world challenges and obstacles to teen service that often present themselves, offering solutions and guidance for both new YA librarians and those wanting to freshen up their approach. Presenting fresh ways of thinking about the role of the teen services librarian and how it fits into the organizational structure, Velásquez Combines field-tested approaches with current research to tackle common teen library service issues such as truancy, curfews, programming philosophy and mission, privacy, and organizational resistance, whether subtle or overtAddresses each topic from the perspective of working with teens, family members, fellow colleagues, and community stakeholdersPresents realistic strategies to help shift a library’s culture towards one that embraces teens and teen servicesShows how to get the most out of a library’s teen space, discussing factors like location, age restrictions, time of day restrictions, and staffing, plus suggestions for using the shelf-space of the YA collection as a starting pointThis book goes beyond the “what” and “how” of teen services to get to the “why,” ensuring that both new and experienced practitioners will understand the ways teens want to use public space, discover and create information, and interact with peers and adults.

Turtles All the Way Down

Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525555353
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

“A wrenching and revelatory novel.” – The New York Times “Green finds the language to describe the indescribable. . . . A must-read for those struggling with mental illness, or for their friends and family.” —San Francisco Chronicle #1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller • #1 International Bestseller • USA Today Bestseller It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.