Synopses & Reviews
Are you a girl whoand#8217;s tired of waiting for someone to design the perfect skirt? Bored by what adults think makes great "teen literature"? Insulted by the onslaught of fluffy spring break movies? Goodand#8212;then youand#8217;re on the right track. The next step is to take matters into your own hands. A fun and comprehensive guide for young women, Indie Girl
contains all of the information youand#8217;ll need to start independent creative ventures, like dance companies, rock bands, art galleries, fashion companies, and more. Inside youand#8217;ll find out how to shoot a new TV show, cast and produce a play, pull together a poetry slam, make your own zine, and even build a float for a parade. Youand#8217;ll also read quotes from teen and professional artists, receive technical and creative advice from pros, and get a better understanding of why and how women should be working together in the arts.
Indie Girl shows you that when girls get come together to be creative, thereand#8217;s virtually nothing they canand#8217;t do!
"'You know the planet is in trouble. The question is: What can you do about it?' challenges this small-format guidebook, third in a series. Divided into categories revolving around habits at home, school, in the community, or on the road, it offers such suggestions as shopping at vintage or secondhand stores, eating less meat, donating old cellphones, and carpooling. Each green venture is followed by concrete ideas (one way to 'Be a Green Guest' is to 'say Ã¢Â€Â˜no' to hotel shampoos') that encourage direct action. Cheerful cartoon spot art underscores the positive tone, while end pages include a glossary and comprehensive list of additional resources. Ages 12 up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Boosterish advice for teens and preteens looking for ways to board the eco-wagon and bring along some friends. Urging readers to "greenify" house, school, car, community and especially themselves, as well as spread the word to peers, rents and politicians, Petronis tallies many more than 47 general ways….The books thoroughness is to be praised…" - Kirkus Reviews
"Petronis convincingly encourages young people that they can not only positively affect the environment by their own actions, but that they can also influence adults at home, at school, and in their communities to make environmentally sound decisions….This is a common-sense, positive approach to teaching young people about caring for the environment. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
WINNER: Yalsa Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
"Whether readers are introverts, partiers, activists, or athletes, Bondy provides an array of opportunities to make their time in college as well-rounded as possible." and#8212;Publishers Weekly and#160; "Readers will likely get the sense that they are getting advice from a big sister who has been there, one who encourages a balance of fun, healthy risks with responsibility with an eye on the future. This would make a good gift for high school graduates." and#8212;VOYA Magazine and#160; "A terrific addition to any high school gradand#8217;s gift pile or freshman-year move-in gear." and#8212;City Book Review
and#8220;Jam-packed with insider tips and quotes from teenage and professional artists, Indie Girl will both challenge and inspire you to do something out of the ordinary this summer.and#8221; and#8212; Seventeen Magazine Online
Sure, we all know the planet is in trouble. We hear talk all the time about climate change, air pollution from cars, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and toxic chemicals leaking into our groundwater. Sigh. But the good news is theres a lot we can do to start cleaning up the Earth. And it starts with you! This book explores tons of small (and big) things that teens can do to make a positive difference in the environment such as: • go on a green date with a new crush • eat less meat • learn to shop vintage • create an environmental task force at school • go on an eco-adventure • and more!
Everyone knows that the first year of high school can be daunting. But you will come out of it aliveand#8212;and this book can help. Inside, four real teens fill you in on the stuff they wish theyand#8217;d known. Among other things, thereand#8217;s advice on how to assimilate into your new social kingdom, deal with failure, survive the lunchroom, create good excuses, and fake sick days. Divided into social, academic, and practical sections of adviceand#8212;Been There, Survived That also includes humorous tips on what NOT to do, and funny freshman year horror stories. Sure, cafeteria food is always scary, but high school doesnand#8217;t have to be.
Crap teaches which types of crap are useful (and which aren't), how to avoid crap when possible, deal with it when it canand#8217;t be avoided, and flush it out of oneand#8217;s life. Readers will learn how to break the crap cycle once and for all. Complete with:
- Quotes from noted crap-coping experts such as Homer Simpson and Kurt Vonnegut
- Little-known biological and scientific facts aboutand#8212;you guessed itand#8212;actual crap
Sure, we allknowthe planet is in trouble. We hear talk all the time about climate change, air pollution from cars, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and toxic chemicals leaking into our groundwater. Sigh. But the good news is there's a lot we can do to start cleaning up the Earth. And it starts with you This book explores tons of small (and big) things that teens can do to make a positive difference in the environment such as: - go on a green date with a new crush - eat less meat - learn to shop vintage - create an environmental task force at school - go on an eco-adventure - and more
College is about way more than just frats and finals: Itand#8217;s also a time when students can learn new skills, encounter different cultures, test out potential careers, and take a stab at something new just because it sounds cool. And in order to leave college a better, smarter, and more interesting person than you were when you started out, all you need is an open mind, a willing spirit, and (of course) this book! The 77 entries included here cover everything from negotiating the terms of an apartment rental to attending a school-sponsored lecture event to hosting a movie marathon and#8211; and supplemental sidebars provide bonus tips for doing everything cheaply and well. (Oh, but remember: The most important thing to do? Graduate!)
About the Author
Erin Elisabeth Conley is the author of all the PSST! Books: Crush: A Girland#8217;s Guide to Being Crazy in Love, Dumped: A Girland#8217;s Guide to Happiness After Heartbreak, and Uncool: A Girland#8217;s Guide to Misfitting In. She also coauthored The Simply SPA-tacular Spa Time Book and Robot Riots: The Good Guide to Bad Bots. Erin splits her time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and San Francisco, California. Karen Macklin is the weekly San Francisco columnist for Yoga Journaland#8217;s online blog Samadhi and the City. She has written for more than a dozen publications nationally, including The New York Times, San Francisco Weekly, and Yoga Journal. She also cowrote Zest Booksand#8217;s Indie Girl: From Starting a Band to Launching a Fashion Company, Nine Ways to Turn Your Creative Talent Into Reality. Jake Miller has written dozens of childrenand#8217;s books for kids on the history of the civil rights movement, the nature of communities, and the biology of lizards and spiders. He is a contributor to various publications, including The New York Times. Jake is also the author of Zest Books's Decoding Mom: Making Sense of Her Moods, Her Methods, and Her Madness. He lives in Boston with his wife.