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Project You: More Than 50 Ways to Calm Down, De-stress, & Feel Great!
Contributor(s): Andrus, Aubre, Bluth, Karen, Ph.D. (Conductor), Collignon, Veronica (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1630790915     ISBN-13: 9781630790912
Publisher: Switch Pr
    OUR PRICE: $13.46  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: September 2017
Annotation: Written with insights from a mindfulness educator, a guide to navigating stress and living a life of healthy balance counsels middle-grade readers on such techniques as making protein smoothies for busy mornings, writing in a journal, practicing yoga, scheduling priorities and developing a sleep-supporting nighttime routine. Original.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Stress management for teenagers; Juvenile literature.
Stress in adolescence; Juvenile literature.
Stress management.
Dewey: 155.5/189042
LCCN: 2017003996
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Switch Press:
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.00" H x 8.00" W x 0.50" (1.22 lbs) 157 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2017 July #4)

Andrus offers more than 50 ideas for handling stress and enhancing one's well being. Suggestions include mindfulness exercises and yoga, as well as practical tasks that aim to revitalize the mind and body, such as volunteering, having a cup of tea, spending time with animals, and listening to music. Collignon provides breezy watercolor images of (mostly) girls taking part in the activities, intermixed with photographs of girls practicing yoga poses, writing in journals, and more. Many of the ideas are intuitively obvious ("listen to happy music"); guided sections on meditation and visualization may prove more enlightening. And for readers who "need more help than this book can offer," Audrus includes a list of mental health and other resources. Ages 14–up. (Sept.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 August)

Gr 8 Up—The authors have designed a self-help book for students interested in ways to combat the everyday stresses of school, family, and friends. The authors suggest that reading the book cover to cover is not necessary; teens can just pick whatever soothing activity appeals to them most. The projects include meditating, creating a nature journal, doing yoga, drinking tea, getting some sun, starting a gratitude journal, smiling, volunteering, and writing thank you notes. Each idea is presented with an explanation of why that activity reduces stress. An inspiring quotation is provided at the end of each short chapter. The book is filled with photographs and drawings of teenage girls and completed projects. Various fonts, colors, and geometric designs are used throughout, making the book visually attractive. VERDICT Suited for a variety of different personality types, this guide to relaxing is great for independent and group use.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA

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