Best Teen & Young Adult Violence Books
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1. The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration
Author: by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann PhD LPC
The ultimate guide for teen anger managementwritten by a teen mental health expert, trusted by parents, and recommended by therapists. Does your anger get you into trouble? Do you react to situations and later regret how you behaved? Does your anger cause problems at school or with friends?
If so, you aren’t alone. Between family life, academic pressures, and social drama, there’s no doubt that it’s stressful being a teenager. And while anger is a natural human emotion, different people handle it differently. Some hold it in and let it build, some lash out with hurtful words, and others resort to physical fighting.
If unhealthy anger is getting in the way of your life, it’s time to make a change. This fully revised and updated second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes new skills and activities grounded in evidence-based treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you deal with negative thoughts without losing control.
You’ll learn:What’s triggering your angerWhy you react the way you doHow to be more aware of your thoughts and how you interact with themSkills and techniques for managing anger without losing your cool You’ll also develop a personal anger profile, learn to notice the physical symptoms you feel when anger takes hold, and then calm those feelings and respond more sensitively to others.
2. 39 Lessons for Black Boys & Girls
Author: by Kenn Bivins
39 Lessons for Black Boys & Girls is a series of affirmations and lessons that promote self-esteem, education, justice and wisdom among Black children. This book is also a great kick-starter for in-depth conversations about race with boys and girls of all ethnicities.
3. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
Author: by Sandra Uwiringiyimana
Katherine Tegen Books
Junior Library Guild Selection * New York Public Library’s Best Books for Teens * Goodreads Choice Awards Nonfiction Finalist * Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books for Teens: Nonfiction * 2018 Texas Topaz Nonfiction List * YALSA’s 2018 Quick Picks List * Bank Street’s 2018 Best Books of the YearThis gut-wrenching, poetic memoir reminds us that no life story can be reduced to the word refugee.'” New York Times Book ReviewA critical piece of literature, contributing to the larger refugee narrative in a way that is complex and nuanced.
School Library Journal (starred review)This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism.
Sandra was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six-year-old sister in a refugee camp. Remarkably, the rebel didn’t pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped.
4. From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement
Author: by Paula Yoo
A compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed. America in 1982: Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting U.S.
Autoworkers out of their jobs. AntiAsian American sentiment simmers, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving a Chinese American man, Vincent Chin, beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz.
Paula Yoo has crafted a searing examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. When Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to manslaughter and received only a $3,000 fine and three years’ probation, the lenient sentence sparked outrage. The protests that followed led to a federal civil rights trialthe first involving a crime against an Asian Americanand galvanized what came to be known as the Asian American movement.
Extensively researched from court transcripts, contemporary news accounts, and in-person interviews with key participants, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry is a suspenseful, nuanced, and authoritative portrait of a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism.
5. Mindfulness for Teen Anger: A Workbook to Overcome Anger and Aggression Using MBSR and DBT Skills
Author: by Mark C. Purcell MEd PsyD
Do you ever feel so frustrated with school, friends, parents, and life in general that you lose control of your emotions and lash out? You shouldn’t feel ashamed. Being a teen in today’s world is hard, but it’s even harder when you’re unable to keep your cool in stressful situations.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to make positive changes in your life. Using proven effective mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Mindfulness for Teen Anger will teach you the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms of anger.
Inside, you’ll learn how to make better choices, how to stop overreacting, find emotional balance, and be more aware of your thoughts and feelings in the moment. You’ll also learn skills for building positive relationships with peers, friends, and family.
As a teen, the relationship skills you learn now can help you thrive in the future. With a little help, and by cultivating compassion and understanding for yourself and others, you will be able to transform your fear and anger into confidence and kindness.
6. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
Author: by G. Neri
Lee & Low Books
Eleven-year old Roger is trying to make sense of his classmate Robert “Yummy” Sandifer’s death, but first he has to make sense of Yummy’s life. Yummy could be as tough as a pit bull sometimes. Other times he was as sweet as the sugary treats he loved to eat.
Was Yummy some sort of monster, or just another kid? As Roger searches for the truth, he finds more and more questions. How did Yummy end up in so much trouble? Did he really kill someone? And why do all the answers seem to lead back to a gang-the same gang to which Roger’s older brother belongs?
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty is a compelling graphic dramatization based on events that occurred in Chicago in 1994. This gritty exploration of youth gang life will force readers to question their own understandings of good and bad, right and wrong.
7. The Burning (Young Readers Edition): Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
Author: by Hilary Beard
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
One of the worst acts of racist violence in American history took place in 1921, when a White mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Burning recreates Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explores the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its Black residents and Tulsa’s White population, narrates events leading up to and including Greenwood’s devastation, and documents the subsequent silence that surrounded this tragedy.
Delving into history that’s long been pushed aside, this is the true story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre, with updates that connect the historical significance of the massacre to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in America.
8. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author: by Irene Gut Opdyke
“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”-School Library Journal, starredI did not ask myself, “Should I do this?” but “How will I do this?”Through this intimate and compelling memoir, we are witness to the growth of a hero.
Much like The Diary of Anne Frank, In My Hands has become a profound testament to individual courage. You must understand that I did not become a resistance fighter, a smuggler of Jews, a defierof the SS and the Nazis, all at once.
When the war began, Irene Gut was just seventeen: a student nurse, a Polish patriot, a good Catholic girl. Forced to work in a German officiers’ dining hall, she learns how to fight back. One’s first steps are always small: I had begun by hiding food under a fence.
Irene eavesdropped on the German’s plans. She smuggled people out of the work camp. And she hid twelve Jews in the basement of a Nazi major’s home. To deliver her friends from evil, this young woman did whatever it took-even the impossible.
9. Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Author: by John Dau
National Geographic Kids
One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war.
There’s warmth as well, in their humorous tales of adapting to American life. For its importance as a primary source, for its inclusion of the rarely told female perspective of Sudan’s lost children, for its celebration of human resilience, this is the perfect story to inform and inspire young readers.
10. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
Author: by Claire Hartfield
On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the “white” beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations.
This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture. Archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
11. Mystic and the Secret of Happiness
Author: by Anne-Claire Szubaniska
.Could a depressed cat resolve the mystery of happiness? Mystic the cat loses everything he thought was the cause of his joy and reason for existence when his best friend, an elephant named Bumpa goes missing. Heartbroken, Mystic decides to search for his lost friend, and regain his happiness.
But on his journey, he meets a strange, beautiful black cat named Freedom who insists he doesn’t need Bumpa to be happy, and a terrifying red cat named Trembly who tries to convince him that happiness is an illusion. Mystic’s hope shatters and his worst fears threaten to push him into a bottomless abyss of pain.
Will Mystic have the strength to face his fears? Will he figure out who is trying to help him, and who his true enemies are? Will he ever see Bumpa, or be truly happy ever again? A cat who emotionally resembles us all.
More than a cat adventure, this practical roadmap will give you the tools necessary to discover a new perspective on the events of your life. The messages whispered among the chapters will free you from negativity, and strengthen your self-confidence.
12. Street Life: Poverty, Gangs, and a Ph.D.
Author: by Victor M. Rios
Victor Rios grew up in Oakland, California in a single parent household, in poverty and on welfare. He joined a gang at the age of thirteen and by age sixteen he had dropped out of school and had been incarcerated several times.
Having witnessed the tragic murder of his best friend by gang rivals, Victor hit a critical juncture in life at which point he made the decision to transform. With the support of educators and mentors, Victor redirected his attitude towards life, and returned to school to eventually acquire a Ph.D.
From the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Rios uses his personal story, and 10 years of research experience, to discuss how personal and institutional “illusions” contribute to academic failure. He speaks about how society gives young people little choice but to use their “attitude” to solve their problems and how this strategy often leads to detrimental consequences.
He discusses practical pathways to transformation relevant to the lives of students. Dr. Rios speaks about his own personal transformation by taking advantage of the support that teachers and programs provided him and discusses how these efforts can be replicated.
13. The Year We Disappeared: A Father – Daughter Memoir
Author: by Cylin Busby
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
The extraordinary true crime story of a family, a brutal shooting, and the year that would change their lives forever. When Cylin Busby was nine years old, she was obsessed with Izod clothing, the Muppets, and a box turtle she kept in a shoebox.
Then everything changed overnight. Her police officer father, John, was driving to his shift when someone leveled a shotgun at his window. The blasts that followed left John’s jaw on the passenger seat of his car-literally. While clinging to life, he managed to write down the name of the only person he thought could have pulled the trigger.The suspect?
A local ex-con with rumored mob connections.The motive? Officer Busby was scheduled to testify against the suspect’s family in an upcoming trial. Overnight, the Busbys went from being the “family next door” to one under 24-hour armed guard, with police escorts to school, and no contact with friends.
Worse, the shooter was still on the loose, and it seemed only a matter of time before he’d come after John-or someone else in the family-again. With few choices left to them, the Busby family went into hiding, severing all ties to the only life they had known.
14. Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Author: by Rachel Simmons
April 1, 2003
REVISED AND UPDATEDWITH NEW MATERIAL ON CYBERBULLYING ANDHELPING GIRLS HANDLE THE DANGERS OF LIFE ONLINE When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.
In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying.
With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.
15. They Broke the Law―You Be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime
Author: by Thomas A. Jacobs
Teens often hear about other teens who get into trouble with the law. But they’re seldom asked what they think should happen next and why. A unique introduction to the juvenile justice system, They Broke the LawYou Be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime invites teens to preside over a variety of real-life cases.
They meet Adam, who makes a threat in school; Erica, who assaults another student and uses marijuana; and more young people who commit crimes and are caught. Like a judge, readers learn each teen’s background, the relevant facts, and the sentencing options available.
After deciding on a sentence, they find out what really happenedand where each offender is today. Along the way, readers learn Judge Jacobs’ concerns about each case, reflect on probing questions, and discover that they can’t jump to conclusions. Teens (and teachers) who want more can find role-playing ideas and scenarios related to the stories available as free downloads here on the Free Spirit Web site.
16. Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Author: by Doreen Rappaport
“The very model of excellence in nonfiction…. An astonishing and inspiring survey…. A necessary, exemplary book.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Through meticulously researched accounts some chronicled in book form for the first time Doreen Rappaport illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across eleven Nazi-occupied countries during World War II.
In answer to the genocidal madness that was Hitler’s Holocaust, the only response they could abide was resistance, and their greatest weapons were courage, ingenuity, the will to survive, and the resolve to save others or to die trying. Back matter includes a pronunciation guide, a list of important dates, source notes, a bibliography, a bibliography by chapter, and an index.