Take a Stand Club library books are available for checkout from Ms. Keith in Room #111C.
Words Wound by Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja. Does digital drama ruin your life? Do you feel like kindness is in short supply at school? Are you ready to make a change for the better? Words Wound gives you a lot of practical idea for staying safe, being respectful, spreading kindness, and standing up for others- online and off.
Teen Cyberbullying Investingated- Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? by Judge Tom Jacobs. have you been harassed or threatened online or via cell phone? Have you faced consequences for expressing yourself on the Internet? How do you determine what's okay and what's not okay- or even illegal- to do in cyberspace. This book features landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying. Before you send another text or email, upload another video, post another photo to your online profile, or make another comment on your friend's blog....read this book.
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Live Worth Living by Dan Savage. Every story can change a life. Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. It Gets Better is a collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, because while many LGBT teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can.
Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hull. Have you ever been worried that you'd never be able to live up to your parents' expectations. Have you ever imagined that life would be better if you were just invisible? Have you ever thought you would do anything- anything- to make the teasing stop? Katie Hill had and it nearly tore her apart. This book is the true story of a transgender youth in Bible Belt Oklahoma.
Staying Strong by Demi Levato. This book is for everyone, everywhere, on their own journey who need comfort, inspiration, and a reason every day to stay strong. It is a powerful 365 day collection of Demi's most honest, brave and hopeful insights.
Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews. This is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is required. It is a first of it's kind memoir about making a life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment.
Cut by Patricia McCormick. Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside. Now she's at a residential treatment facility filled with girls struggling with problems of their own. Callie doesn't want to have anything to do with them. She doesn't want to have anything to do with anyone. She won't even speak. But Callie can only stay strong for so long.....
Cutting by Steven Levenkron. Written for self-mutilators, parents, friends, and therapists this book explains why the people self harm and most importantly how they can be helped.