Best Education & Reference Books for Teen & Young Adults

Here are the top 30 education & reference books for teen & young adults. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Library to reset it.

1. College Essay Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay

by: Ethan Sawyer
Release date: Jul 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 256
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Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think!

So you’re a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless.

Lucky for you, they’re not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions:

1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life?
2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future?

With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn’t sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep?

Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.


Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Writing > Fiction

2. Ready, Set, TEACH: Land the Teaching Job of Your Dreams

by: Jaime Grodberg
Release date: Nov 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 80
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Have you always had a passion for teaching?

Have you always wanted to change lives and empower a whole new generation of learners?

Have you always wanted to inspire others to become the best versions of his or her self?

This inspirational and impactful book will not only solidify your decision to become a teacher, but it will reveal your many marketable classroom skills, guide you through the process of creating a resume, walk you through any interview step-by-step, and help you land the teaching job of your dreams! You will feel like you have a personal coach by your side, every step of the way.

Since you either are transitioning out of another career into teaching, or taking the leap into the role of being a lead teacher, the process can seem daunting and overwhelming. You may not know where to start when looking at your current work life and how to get from where you are to where you want to be. Some days it may appear impossible to make the change, knowing just how many people are driven towards a rewarding career in education. Without question, you need guidance and support to make the move successful and simple.

Ready, Set, TEACH! will give you the confidence and the knowhow you need to make your dreams of becoming a teacher a reality!

Ready, Set, TEACH! gives you valuable tools and strategies to land your teaching dream job by:
•Showing you how to organize your skills on your resume so that you are desired by any school system you apply to
•Giving you effective interviewing tips and tricks to master any interview
•Simplifying the process so that each step of getting to your dream job is manageable and easily attained

Follow this advice and you’ll land the teaching job of your dreams faster than you even realized!

What’s stopping you from being fulfilled by your career and landing your dream job?

Scroll to the top and click the “buy now” button, and that job will be yours in no time!


Business & Money > Job Hunting & Careers > Job Hunting

3. adMISSION POSSIBLE: The “Dare to Be Yourself” Guide for Getting into the Best Colleges for You

by: Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Release date: Apr 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 272
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When It Comes to College Admissions, Dare to Be Yourself

Applying to college isn’t just about your GPA, test scores, or how many activities you’ve done. It’s about finding colleges that fit you as a student and a person. And the secret is: that’s what the colleges want as well.

adMISSIONPOSSIBLE is not your ordinary admission guide-this book is designed to help you be just a little bit different, just a little bit better, than everyone else by focusing on who you are and what you love.

adMISSION POSSIBLE takes the stress out of the admission process by providing you with the most useful hands-on advice on everything you need to know and do to make the application process go smoothly-a step-by-step action plan, filled with worksheets, charts, resume and essay samples, questions, directions, and timelines. Along the way you’ll discover how to make yourself shine with:

? Extracurricular activities that show your passions, know-how, leadership, and/or resourcefulness
? Admissions essays based on insights and unique, down-to-earth personal stories
High school counselor and teacher recommendations that are “over the top
? An Activities Résumé that helps colleges and recommenders really know you

“Wonderfully comprehensive…extraordinarily accurate in a field with a million small details that can change abruptly.”—Jon Reider, Former Senior Associate Director of Admission, Stanford University (1985-2000), Director of College Counseling, San Francisco University High School

“Majorie makes college admissions a process of discovery for the student and leaves them happy about where they are going instead of unhappy about where they are not going.” —Samuel L. Popkin, PhD, Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, Susan L. Shirk, PhD, Director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation


Teen & Young Adult > Education & Reference > Study Aids > College Entrance

4. The ABC’s of LGBT+

by: Ashley Mardell
Release date: Nov 08, 2016
Number of Pages: 190
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Beyond Binary

The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights in the last few years – the overturning of DOMA, SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO. We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of how people identify is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more, Mardell’s book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell’s own words, “This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.”

Whether you are a questioning teen, a teacher or parent looking for advice or anyone wanting to learn the language of respect, this book is an essential guide for you.


Self-Help > Self-Esteem

5. Headhunter’s RESUME Guide: An insider’s guide to creating a spectacular RESUME. (Headhunter’s Guide Book 1)

by: David Specht
Release date: Sep 22, 2016
Number of Pages: 45
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Get resume help from an industry insider; a HEADHUNTER.

This is the only resume book written by an industry insider to give you blunt, honest answers to common resume questions…and this book is cheap! I have been a headhunter for over 10 years and I am happy to be a resource and help you avoid common mistakes.

I tell my customers, family and friends: “You don’t have to listen to me, I’m just a guy who knows exactly what he’s doing” Let my 15 years of recruiting experience help cut the nonsense out of creating your resume.
Whether you are unemployed, or you are looking to take the next step in your career, I’ve compiled a great list of tips that will keep you on target.

Keep an eye out for additional books in the “Headhunter’s Guide” series.


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6. Things They Don’t Teach in School About Living in America!: Everyone’s Must-Know Guide to Avoid Fines, Fees, and Save Big Money! Don’t Learn the Hard Way!

by: Mona Baugher
Release date: Apr 08, 2016
Number of Pages: 19
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A detailed list of things you wouldn’t think to ask!

Ever been screwed over because you didn’t know something? Lost a lot of money because of it? Would never have thought of researching it on the internet?
Want to be smarter and avoid losing your hard earned money?

Tired of getting ripped off by the government or your landlord or penalized for things you never thought could possibly be an issue?

Are you straight out of high school? New to America? Low income? Single parent? Struggling or lost ties with family and people to help you along in life?

There is no class in high school (or college) that teaches the fundamental basics to succeed in life without spending hard earned money and time on the wrong things (unless you are a privileged student)! No class to prepare you for the real world!
Don’t get burned like I did!

In this book you will get:
A detailed list of insider’s secrets for the easiest courses of action in most any daily life situation, and what not to do! Things you wouldn’t think to search online, things that don’t need an entire webpage to clarify, things that are important in your daily life! You won’t have to weed through pages and pages of information on every subject! Learn how to save money, avoid common fees that we have all had to learn the hard way (or someone in the family or friend has had to learn the hard way).

I’ve moved 58 times (yes, completely packed up all of my stuff and moved) from the Midwest to west coast and everywhere in between in my 41 years (25 times before graduating high school), my mom got married 4 times, I mostly grew up with my grandparents who owned an apartment complex, and I made my own decisions since 5th grade (age 11) about my course in life. I have 3 college degrees (when family advised me not to), and have always been a single mom to two (teenagers currently)…I’ve seen all sides of the coin, have always been curious and kept my eyes and ears open, and made a habit of finding out all perspectives and doing a lot of research (nearly daily!)…this is what I’ve learned in my journeys.

Note: These tips and recommendations have NOT been paid by any company in order to list them. They are included because I’ve seen the bad and the good and I am very happy to finally find it and share it!


Teen & Young Adult

7. Concordia’s Complete Bible Handbook

by: VariousVarious
Release date: Jun 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 688
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Who is this Bible Handbook for?

Anyone who wants to take an in-depth look at each book of the Bible and learn more about important people, significant places, customs and traditions, and life in Biblical times.

What does this Bible Handbook provide?

This handbook starts with an introduction to the Bible, looking at questions such as:

Who wrote the Bible?
How is the Bible organized?
What’s up with all those translations?
Is the Bible reliable and trustworthy?

How can I get the most out of the Bible reading I do?

The book then presents a survey of all 66 books of the Bible and the time between the Old and New Testaments. Readers will explore and discover the who, what, when, where, why and how of:

The Books of Moses
The Books of History
The Books of Wisdom
The Books of the Prophets
The Time Between the Testaments
The Gospels and Acts
The Pauline Epistles

The General Epistles and Revelation

In addition to summaries of major topics of the Bible, the handbook also includes articles, charts, diagrams, genealogies, illustrations, maps, outlines, overviews and timelines that provide additional detail for personal, group or class study.

How is this edition of the Bible Handbook different from the first edition?

The main change is the addition of a Bible dictionary that is more than 190 pages long. The dictionary starts with Aaron, ends with Zorah, and has a wealth of information between about people and places, customs and traditions, and terms found throughout the Bible. The dictionary also serves as a “smart index” for the book, including page number references to Handbook content where appropriate.


Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Children & Teens

8. Phenomenally U: A Young Woman’s Guide to being Smart, Safe, and Successful in College.

by: Lacey C. Clark
Release date: Jun 02, 2013
Number of Pages: 108
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Phenomenally U: A Young Woman’s Guide to Being Safe, Smart, and Successful in College.

Many young women go to college to find themselves and often end up losing themselves.

Award-winning speaker, author, and life coach, Lacey C. Clark! of Sisters’ Sanctuary presents Phenomenally U: A Young Woman’s Guide to Being Safe, Smart, and Successful in College.

Written for the quick minds of the Twitter generation, this powerful guide offers no-nonsense lessons on how to survive and thrive in your early years.

This motivational blueprint will empower you to create a phenomenal college experience by coaching you to wisely navigate the seven S’s of Phenomenally U.

The 7 S’s of Phenomenally U:

Smarts – Discover proven study habits and time management skills that promote success.

Safety – Attain life saving techniques to handle the common dangers of campus life.

Self-respect – Prepare to take care of your body, mind, and spirit.

Sisterhood – Understand why it is important to make healthy connections with other women for mental, spiritual, and physical support.

Sex – Practice healthy and safe sexuality as a developing young woman.

Success – Learn how to walk in integrity and focus on what is important to you.

Social Media – Master how to use social media and mobile apps to make college life easy and fun.

Discover what it means to be #PhenomenallyU!


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9. Celebrating Sacraments (Third Edition): (Student Text)

by: Joseph M. Stoutzenberger
Release date: Apr 19, 2000
Number of Pages: 319
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The sacraments are privileged moments of God’s grace in the Christian community. Celebrating Sacraments is designed to help tenth graders cultivate awareness of the sacraments in order to grow in their love of life and their faith in God. This third edition of the text includes revisions that give teens a greater understanding of the seven sacraments as extensions of Christ’s ministry to the world. The one-semester course also helps students participate in the sacraments with an appreciation of the rituals.

This full-color third edition features over 70 student photos and artworks. Prayers and stories draw students in, and review questions and reflection activities in the text margins help students apply the material to their lives.


Christian Books & Bibles > Theology > Salvation Theory

10. Positively Dangerous: Live Loud, Be Real, Change the World

by: Frank Mercadante
Release date: Aug 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 144
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Today’s teens want to live their faith with conviction and passion-they’re ready to stand up and be heard! With Positively Dangerous, teens learn to share their contagious teenage faith through a genuinely Catholic evangelical approach. Positively Dangerous gives young people the tools not only to share the Good News but also to become good news. Incorporate this book into your ministry for mentoring, peer training, or small-class activities. It’s also the perfect gift for the teens you know who want to change the world! Ages 13-18.

Christian Books & Bibles > Catholicism

11. Career Opportunities in the Film Industry (Career Opportunities (Hardcover))

by: Fred YagerJan Yager PH DDavid Carradine
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 268
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Contains profiles 60 to 100 jobs, offering information on necessary experience and an overview of the main duties of the job.

Business & Money > Job Hunting & Careers > Guides

12. Psychology II Essentials (Essentials Study Guides)

by: Linda LealPsychology Study Guides
Release date: May 24, 1994
Number of Pages: 128
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REA’s Essentials is an insightful series of practical and informative study guides covering nearly 100 subjects.

Our Psychology II study guide is packed with student-friendly topic reviews that explain everything about Psychology. It’s a handy resource when preparing for Psychology exams or doing homework, and it makes a great textbook companion. Topics covered include: human development, personality and how it relates to intelligence, motivation and emotion, abnormal and social behavior, and psychotherapy.

The Essentials of Psychology II is also an invaluable resource for psychology teachers outlining a course curriculum, writing exams, and developing classroom assignments.


Health, Fitness & Dieting > Mental Health

13. Stand with Me: An Anthology of Fresh Perspective Poetry for a New Socially Aware Society

by: Corban S. Walker
Release date: Mar 10, 2016
Number of Pages: 58
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A collection of poetry, essays and social conscious commentary from new thought leader Corban S. Walker.

Teen & Young Adult > Social Issues > Being a Teen

14. A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children (Contemporary Native American Communities)

by: Doris SealeBeverly SlapinMarlene R. AtleoLinda L. BaldwinLois BeardsleeMaria BeardsleeKimberly BlaeserPeter Blue CloudJoseph BruchacNaomi R. CaldwellElla Rose CallowApril L. CarmeloRobin CarneenPeter ColeNora Marks DauenhauerRadley “Sonny” DavisRobetteAnne DiasJudy DowJudy Zalazar DrummondCarolyn DunnMarcia FennKaren FrankL FrankTrudy FrankCora GarciaPaula GieseDesiree Future GossReva Maria S. GoverLakota HardenHeather Harris
Release date: Dec 21, 2006
Number of Pages: 476
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A Broken Flute is a book of reviews that critically evaluate children’s books about Native Americans written between the early 1900s and 2003, accompanied by stories, essays and poems from its contributors. The authors critique some 600 books by more than 500 authors, arranging titles A to Z and covering pre-school, K-12 levels, and evaluations of some adult and teacher materials. This book is a valuable resource for community and educational organizations, and a key reference for public and school libraries, and Native American collections.

Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Books & Reading > General

15. The Facts On File Guide To Research (Facts on File Library of Language and Literature)

by: Jeff Lenburg
Release date: Jul 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 560
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The Facts On File Guide to Research is a comprehensive guide to doing thorough and accurate research. It includes detailed lists of available resources and explains general research methods and proper citation of sources. An invaluable reference, this book helps researchers make use of the many new resources available today. It is divided into four easy-to-use sections: Researching Your Topic contains a step-by-step guide to the process of doing research, with information on developing a subject and planning research, gathering information, and evaluating sources; Finding Sources of Information explains how to find, access, and use a number of different sources, from archival collections and biographical indexes to government agencies and newspapers, from online and electronic services to radio and television; Finding Sources by Subject contains lists of important research sources categorized by subject matter; Using your Sources explains how to cite sources, avoid plagiarism, and create a bibliography. The Facts On File Guide to Research helps students and general readers prepare for research papers and class studies. Valuable appendixes cover style guides, including APA, MLA, and The Chicago Manual of Style.

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16. Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense

by: Corinne Mucha
Release date: Jul 06, 2011
Number of Pages: 112
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Annie has just started high school and she’s a mess. Her older brother has told her that her freshman year will strongly affect the rest of her life, and if that’s true her future is looking grim: She’s a loser at sports, is jealous of everyone, and has totally fallen in love with her best friend’s older brother. When she gets cast as a moaning, hunched-over old lady in the school play, she starts to forget about the rest of her life. Now she just wants to make it through freshman year.

This unique take on the beginning of a new school venture will make the perfect back-to-school gift.


Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels

17. The “Go Ask Alice” Book of Answers: A Guide to Good Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Health

by: Columbia University’s Health Education Program
Release date: Sep 08, 1998
Number of Pages: 368
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A frank, streetwise Our Bodies, Our Selves for young men and women.

What’s the best way to minimize a hangover?
Is it normal to have sex without experiencing an orgasm?
How can you tell if a friend of yours is suffering from an eating disorder?
Does smoking pot have long-term consequences?
Does Seasonal Affective Disorder really exist?

These are the questions young people are asking … and until now, there’s been no reliable book that has provided sensible, honest, and comforting answers specifically for this audience. The Go Ask Alice Book of Answers is a groundbreaking guide that mines the best material from the eponymous award-winning Web site. From sex and relationships to alcohol and drugs to fitness and nutrition, this comprehensive handbook is the first of its kind to provide much-needed information for young adults who cannot get reliable or anonymous information from conventional channels.


Health, Fitness & Dieting > Addiction & Recovery > Smoking

18. Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Leaders Guide

by: Kathleen M. McGeeLaura J. Buddenberg
Release date: Feb 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 199
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Using tactics like flattery, jealousy, and intimidation, an emotional groomer can manipulate teens into a sexual relationship that can have devastating physical and emotional consequences. Unmasking Sexual Con Games is a proven curriculum you can use to teach young people how to distinguish between unhealthy and healthy relationships.

Offers 10 new lesson plans, each describing step-by-step instructions in how to teach teens to…

– Recognize nine emotional grooming tactics.
– Identify distorted thinking and language cons by reading actual – and all new – letters written by emotional groomers.
– Understand the 12 steps of physical closeness.
– Practice good friendship and dating skills.
– Combat sexual harassment.
– Avoid intimidation or dating violence.


Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Dating & Relationships

19. Kickstart to College

by: Marian Edelman BordenMarian Edelman Borden
Release date: Jun 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 272
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Parenting & Relationships > Parenting

20. Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Teen’s Guide to High School Success: Strategies for Preparing for College and Scholarships

by: Sharnnia Artis
Release date: Dec 02, 2008
Number of Pages: 160
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Finally, an educational guide for all students, young and old, that put it all together in a step-by-step process for the real world. Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Teen’s Guide to High School Success is a must read for all middle and high school students as well as their parents. Dr. Artis has uncovered Extraordinary tips that allowed her to receive over $100,000 in scholarships and acceptance to every college she applied to as a high school senior. Being an Extraordinaire is a Four-D undertaking. It requires dedication, discipline, determination, and depending on your family, friends, teachers, and mentors! This book provides straightforward approaches to tackle the Four-Ds and to prepare ordinary students for Extraordinary high school success. The information in this book answers the questions of how to set goals and accomplish them in a competitive society and how to position yourself to be that Extraordinary person that will make you stand out among ordinary students in front of employers, college admissions representatives, and scholarship committees.

Teen & Young Adult > Education & Reference > Reference

21. Quote Me – How to Add Wit and Wisdom to Your Conversation

by: J. Edward BreslinJ. Edward BreslinGerard Williams
Release date: Jun 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 587
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Although there are many collections of quotations in libraries and bookstores and
on web sites, this is a book with a difference. In fact, it’s the first book of its kind. It resembles no other collection anywhere in its presentation of quotations & proverbs.

Two factors make it different:
1. the two-column format, and
2. the brevity and interest of the entries.

And these make for enjoyable, easy, fast reading.

This is not a formal scholarly work. It’s geared to conversational use. It was put together with a sense of rhythm, surprise and animation.

And the big difference between this and all other comparable books is its two-column format. After you read the left-hand side, your curiosity compels you to read the completion of the idea on the right-hand side. Reading thus becomes sheer pleasure.

This distinguishes it from standard ‘quote books’ written for literary, academic or reference purposes. They often contain heavy, lengthy and banal text rather than
entries like those chosen here for pleasure and personal use only.

Open the book at any page and you’ll find a brief comment, or introduction to an idea,
or a question, or a provocative thought on the left side, juxtaposed with an interesting completion of the idea or a quotation on the right side.

It’s a book for diversion – and for browsing. It’s the kind of book you open from time to time and each time find something new in it, something entertaining. As well, you’ll find ideas and quotes that can enrich your life.

This is not intended to be a ‘study book’. It’s intended for entertainment and pleasure
and self-improvement. And the unique two-column format makes it both easy to read
& easy to retain in memory.

Compared with the standard reference book of quotations, this book has a three-way appeal:
1. It’s a storehouse of aphorisms and proverbial expressions.
2. It has practical use in conversation, in writing, and especially in speech-making.
3. It offers sheer reading pleasure and stimulation of the mind.


Reference > Quotations

22. United We Stand: Don’t Tread On USA

by: Jillion Rising
Release date: Oct 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 197
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It has been stated many times that America has reached a time within its history that our freedom as a nation is at stake. Within this book is a detailed explanation of what burns within the American DNA and why author Jillion R. Rising believes after reading this book the American people will again unite as one great nation free of oppression and lead the rest of the world to an inspiring future!

Jillion has carefully dissected the Divide and Conquer tactics used by what he refers to as the Umbrella of power (Central Banking, Large Corporations, Media, Wall Street, Government and Lobbyist) and speaks specifically to the groups they divide. Within this book is a logical explanation to the Millennials, Boomers, African Americans, and Immigrants regarding our coming together as one people and controlling the fate of America’s future.

This is not a book of conspiracy, or an Anti-Government / Wall Street rant. It is written explaining the importance to the American people that united as one people controlling the limit of the Umbrella of Power that together we can remain the free spirit and free nation inherited from our ancestors.

What you will find is a detailed breakdown regarding the danger to the American people by being divided along with continued expansion of Government and debt as a nation. The book explains that if the majority of the taxes paid to our Government are not paid by us the people and that monopolies of large corporation continue to buy out the private sector businesses of America, we the people will have essentially lost the strength of our ability to control our own destiny.

This Author has carefully presented information for you to research. It is not a book of facts or a statement of his vision of America’s political future. He asks that you read what he sees as a logical explanation of what is taking place in America, with the hope you will feel that our nation can only be strong if it is controlled by the voices of the people and not by an Elitist group slowly removing the free spirited DNA of the American people!


Teen & Young Adult > Education & Reference > Social Science > Sociology

23. Write Your First Book In 6 Hours

by: Catherine Sullivan
Release date: Apr 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 11
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If you’re looking for inspiration on writing your first book, look no further. As this very book was written in 6 hours, it will be the guide and motivation you need to create your own book.

Teen & Young Adult

24. Painless Research Projects (Barron’s Painless Series)

by: Rebecca S. Elliott Ph.D.James Elliott M.A.
Release date: May 05, 1998
Number of Pages: 288
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Even very good students think that doing a research project is an excruciating task. They might know their subject well, but they find it easier to go out and dig ditches than to gather facts and organize them into a research paper or project. Rebecca Elliott, the author of Barron’s just published Painless Grammar, and her husband James have written a new book to help middle school students turn research into a painless–even enjoyable–process. Their formula is pure common sense. They begin with advice on choosing a topic, then guide students through the thickets of library research, interviewing experts for information, using the Internet, making notes, writing a rough draft, and producing a finished research report. They take students step-by-step through a sample research paper and end with tips on compiling a bibliography. Also featured is an Internet address book with 56 informative websites. Their delightful, user-friendly approach demonstrates that doing a research project really isn’t such a burdensome task after all!

Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Research

25. The Berkeley Book of College Essays: Personal Statements for California Universities and Other Select Schools (A Cody’s Book)

by: Janet Huseby
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 160
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Writing the perfect personal statement for college can be a grueling process: What do you write about? How do you write it? Where do you start? This lively collection of essays written by the kids at Berkeley High shows the kind of writing that speaks with a true voice, keeps it real, and wows the admissions officers. Coming from all walks of life and backgrounds, whether urban or suburban, rich or poor, the diverse student body of Berkeley High School sees it all. Learn how these kids write about their eclectic interests, lifestyles, and hardships, and how their real experiences got them real acceptance into top colleges.



  • Over 60 actual essays written by successful California university and other selective school applicants
  • A variety of prompts and essay formats
  • An updated “Getting Started” guide with the latest information on the UC application

“These essays encompass the richness of cultures, achievements, experiences, and points of view within a remarkable urban high school, and they demonstrate emphatically that there are many different ways to write a smashingly effective college application essay.” – Bob Laird, former director of undergraduate admission at UC Berkeley


“This is a useful, provocative, and entertaining new book. It is radically different in wholesome ways from most of the other ‘How To’ essay books that crowd the bookstore shelves…. And it is a great cultural survey of Berkeley: female Boy Scouts, male dancers, you name it. What a great group of kids.” – Jonathan Reider, Director of College Counseling at San Francisco University High School and former Admissions Officer at Stanford University


Literature & Fiction > Essays & Correspondence > Essays

26. Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science

by: Diane Lindsey Reeves
Release date: Jun 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 176
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This text provides activities to uncover individual traits and abilities, information about careers in science, description of career planning resources, explanations for personal roadmaps, and profiles of individual scientists in oreder to help children find their career.

Teen & Young Adult > Education & Reference > Reference

27. Choices

by: Ron Celano
Release date: Jun 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 135
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“CHOICES is about the choices Americans are making in politics that affect our lives. The choices we have as a free people enable us to make better lives for ourselves and our families. But those choices are gradually being taken away by our government. Ron Celano takes the reader through every policy step-by-step. He details how the wrong choices that voters make in choosing their political candidates and their policies are affecting their lives for good or bad. His book is a veritable compendium of why the Left is promoting policies to take away the choices of Americans and restrict their freedoms.

Unlike most books on the shelves today, this was not written by a celebrity, but by a citizen who is living these choices and seeing the outcome of both unintended and intended consequences. Mr. Celano’s knowledge, perception, and wisdom offer the reader a fascinating insight into the machinations of our government, and how media propaganda is twisting public opinion to steer them down the wrong road. This fast read is a first-class collection of a patriot’s vision as he watches the great nation in which he grew up decline. Through the frauds and deceits of leaders whose vision is not that of America as the land of the free, he has watched its culture deteriorate as its people become complacent and dependent on government, distracted by electronic media, and immersed in an imaginary world of leftist victim hood, rather than be motivated in the reality of responsible adults.” Dustin Koellhoffer – Liberals Backwards Think


Teen & Young Adult

28. Clothing: Fashion, Fabrics & Construction, Student Text

by: Jeanette WeberMcGraw-Hill
Release date: Jun 24, 2002
Number of Pages: 608
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Clothing: Fashion, Fabrics, Construction is a comprehensive bestseller including content on clothing needs, fashion, fabrics, consumer issues, careers, and sewing and serging techniques. Illustrations and photographs emphasize important concepts, illustrate technique and maintain student interest.

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29. Growing Up (Facts of Life Series)

by: Susan Meredith
Release date: Mar 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 48
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This text describes exactly what takes place in the body at the time of puberty. It contains sections on sex and contraception, food, exercise, hygiene and drugs and other problems both physical and emotional.

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30. Usborne Facts of Life (Facts of Life Series)

by: Susan MeridithRobyn Gee
Release date: Dec 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 96
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A highly acclaimed, straightforward and reassuring guide describing exactly what happens at puberty, with informative sections on sex, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, and advice on hygiene, exercise and healthy eating. This book contains the following Usborne Facts of Life titles: Babies and Growing up.

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