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Best Social Justice Books For Teens: 30+ Great Choices

Best Social Justice Books For Teens: 30+ Great Choices

There are some amazing books that teach about social justice -books that teach about social justice and are great for Martin Luther King Day and black history month. Social justice books for teens are a great way to start important conversations. Be sure to check out this list of YA books about social justice. Also included are social just books for young readers and social justice books for adults.

5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool With Your Teen This Summer

5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool With Your Teen This Summer

Are you looking forward to this summer with your teenager? With college kids home for summer, you will need rules for college kids at home! This will help those college summers go so much more smoothly. When you set house rules for teens home for summer, they will need to be different than before they left for college. You have changed, and they have changed as well. The boundaries for teens need to be re-established now that they are home from college. Have fun and good luck!

High school survival kit

About Me

Melanie Prather Studer has spent the last thirty years as a mother and teacher- preschool through middle school. When her kids became teenagers, Melanie started keeping notes and doing research to help her children get a head start on getting into college and ultimately out into the real world.

Resources I Recommend

Learn exactly what you need to talk about with your middle and high schoolers who are planning to go to college and why.

Planning for College planner

The College Preparation Planner

This 142 page planner has everything you need to organize the college search, preparation, and application process.

how to win scholarships book

How to Win Scholarships

This guide shows exactly what parents can do to help their students prepare their scholarship applications in a way that will set them apart and get them noticed by the judges