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True Stories by Teens About Stress


Stress hits these teens from all angles: pressure at school, at home, and in their relationships. The teen writers describe their stress-relief techniques, including exercise, music, writing, and more, and offer inspiring examples of perseverance. Their stories of teens and stress captivate and inspire.

In the Real Teen Voices series, teens open up to tell personal stories that tackle difficult, real-life issues. Direct, revealing, and often raw, these voices will ring true for any teen reader who has faced bullying, anger, or stress. Each piece has been selected and edited to appeal to reluctant and emerging readers as young as seventh grade. Readers will be inspired by the writers’ courage and strength in working hard to overcome problems both large and small.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-412-5
Reading Level: High school–adult
Interest Level: Ages 13 & up
Guided Reading Level: Z+
Lexile Measure: 920L
Trim Size: 5.25" x 7.5"
Page Count: 176

Praise for the series
“Teens will identify with the writers, discover that their own problems are not unique, and be encouraged to find help, making these titles solid choices.”—School Library Journal

“Filled with interactive personal scenarios that will make for great group discussions.”—Booklist

“This would be excellent for younger teens, as it presents the messages of be true to yourself, stand up for yourself, be yourself, and be kind . . . these are messages that need to be heard as early as possible.”—VOYA

Pressure gave the students in my book club solutions to the problems they had in their lives. Student said the book really helped them and that they would absolutely recommend it to a friend who may need help with or reassurance about something they were going through.”—Hanna Pollak, Prevention Focus intern 

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