Youth Communication. Gritty, honest personal stories from teens offer courage and hope in the face of bullying, stress, and anger. Teenagers 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. It will engage reluctant readers. Books include tips for teens to get more out of the books. Free online download provides discussion and training guidelines for adults. These teens have plenty of reasons to be angry: parental abuse, street violence, peer pressure, powerlessness, and more. The writers talk honestly about anger managing as they struggle to gain control of their emotions and stop hurting others and themselves.
Youth Communication is a New York-based nonprofit organization that teaches writing, journalism, and leadership skills to inner-city teens. Its mission is to help marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing, so that they can succeed in school and at work and contribute to their communities.