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Stick Up for Yourself 2019

Stick Up for Yourself!

Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem
(Revised & Updated 3rd Edition)


Using simple words and real-life examples, this book shows kids how to be assertive with other kids—and with adults. Kids will learn to feel better about themselves, stronger and more secure inside, and more in charge of their lives. They’ll read about effective ways to deal with intense feelings and to build self-esteem and self-confidence. In addition, they’ll learn strategies for building inner security to cope with powerlessness and uncertainty and discover ways of protecting themselves when using social media.

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ISBN: 978-1-63198-322-1
Reading Level: Grade 5
Interest Level: Ages 9–13
Guided Reading Level: T
Lexile Measure: 680L
Illustrated: 2-color, illust.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 152

Praise for the previous edition of Stick Up for Yourself!
“This is a book that really covers a lot all while keeping it simple and easy to follow.”—Misfit Momma blog

“Sensible, inviting, never condescending or preachy . . . A well-crafted book.”—Voice of Youth Advocates

“Provides the stepping-stones that lead to positive choices and self-confidence.”—KLIATT

“A great resource for classroom exercises, as well as for any group that works with teens.”—National Parenting Center

Awards for the previous edition of Stick Up for Yourself!
  • National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
  • Parent Council® Selection
  • Common Core State Standards


  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS.3, MS.4, MS.5, MS.6
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.2, BS.LS.4, BS.LS.5, BS.LS.6, BS.LS.7, BS.LS.10
    BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.4, BS.SMS.5, BS.SMS.6, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.8, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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June 14, 2021 / Dena Landry
Use It All the Time

I absolutely love Stick Up for Yourself! I use it all the time when working with students.


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