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What Do You Stand For? For Teens

A Guide to Building Character


Young people need guidance from caring adults to build strong, positive character traits—but they can also build their own. This book invites children and teens to explore and practice honesty, kindness, empathy, integrity, tolerance, patience, respect, and more.

Quotations and background information set the stage. Dilemmas challenge readers to think about, discuss, and debate positive traits. Activities invite them to explore what they stand for at school, at home, and in their communities. True stories profile real kids who exemplify positive traits; resources point the way toward character-building books, organizations, programs, and websites.

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Paperback $21.99 20295 Paperback 20295 $21.99
ISBN: 978-1-57542-029-5
Reading Level: Grades 7 & up
Interest Level: Ages 11 & up
Guided Reading Level: Z
Illustrated: B&W photos & illust.
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 288
Includes: 19 reproducible handout masters

Praise for What Do You Stand For? For Teens
“A marvelous approach to character development . . . Readers will gain insight into who they are and who they hope to be.”—Voice of Youth Advocates

  • “Books for the Teen Age,” New York Public Library
  • Read, America! Selection
  • Parent Council® Selection
  • Common Core State Standards


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