Praise for The Struggle to Be Strong
“Enduringly important.”—Midwest Book Review
“Engaging, empowering testimony to today’s teens struggling to make something of themselves.”—Voice of Youth Advocates
“Easy to read and often inspiring.”—School Library Journal
“An important resource.”—Youthworker
“This slim but mighty volume is a beacon of hope and good sense for young people and their counselors.”—Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., Zellerbach family professor of psychology and director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child
“When I feel like whining about my hard life, I instead page through The Struggle to Be Strong. After a few paragraphs, I’ve usually gotten some much-needed perspective from Danielle, Jamel, Xavier, or one of the book’s other young writers.”—Ronnie Polaneczky, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“The Struggle to Be Strong is wonderful—and so needed, as my experience is that adults are talking about youth resilience with other adults, but not nearly enough with kids themselves. This book is the best: Kids to kids.”—Nan Henderson, M.S.W., president of Resiliency In Action, Inc.