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  • Calming Young Minds Mental Health, De-Escalation, Trauma, and Restorative Practices in Teens

    by Joseph McQueen
    o\tIf you're an educator or social worker who wants to make a real difference in the lives of struggling teens, Calming Young Minds is the book for you. Written by Joseph S. McQueen, an education consultant, and director of alternative education with over 20 years of experience working with at-risk youth, this book offers a unique perspective on understanding mental health, de-escalation, trauma, and restorative practices in teens. McQueen's book delivers an authentic, research-based approach to... more
  • The Possibility of All Things: A Story of Parallel Journeys

    by Frank Head
    A memoir of dramatic parallel stories of young lovers coming of age in the early 1970’s and the same couple’s struggle to survive a major medical crisis forty years later. In alternating chapters, the author recalls their struggle to find a purposeful life as part of the 60s generation and contrasts it with the same challenges in the later stages of life. Whether they are young adventurers lost in the wilds of the Sierra Madre or senior lovers trying to communicate through the barrier of an e... more
  • While I Walk: Solo Adventuring in the Vast, Beautiful World

    by Rachel Durchslag
    What motivates a person to leave the comforts of home and travel alone to hike the mountains of foreign lands? Find out as author Rachel Durchslag walks some of the most beautiful hikes in the world in search of adventure, meaning, and an expanded version of herself. In this poignant, honest, and funny memoir-meets-travel guide, Rachel invites you to set foot with her on trails spanning the globe from Chile and Nepal to Jordan, Spain, and beyond. Learn along with her as she discovers how solo tr... more
  • Present in the Past: A Narrative

    by Delavar Khomarlou
    The 1980–1988 Iran–Iraq War, a conflict mostly forgotten since, plays a central role in in the book Present in the Past. The war, which lasted 8 years (1980–1988) and claimed over a million lives, affected a whole generation in Iran. Present in the Past is about the interaction between a naïve teenage son and his mother, Touran Mirhadi, a renowned educator of great accomplishment. The war forced her to make a decision and not send her son to the front line. Her decision to take her son out of t... more
  • One Reason to Live: A Memoir About Surviving Trauma

    by Christine Rose

    After a series of traumatic events (including the end of a 15-year marriage and multiple sexual assaults), a woman discovers she must face the reality of her life, or end it. On a scrap of paper she writes “Reasons to Live.” It stays blank for days. Then, she remembers her old dream: move to Europe. 

    By pet-sitting in exchange for lodging, she makes this dream a reality, finding solace in exploring new landscapes and spending time with animals. Against a backdrop of fur-filled adventure... more

  • Face Value

    by Christine Macdonald
    Face Value: From Working the Pole to Baring My Soul is Less Than Zero meets Miami Vice but with more make-up and hairspray. It is the story of a beautiful, free-spirited, wide-eyed little girl from the island of O`ahu who has no childhood memories before the age of nine. What trauma could have erased her early life; she may never know. What she does know, is that for as far back as she can remember these events influenced her unusual life. Christine tells her story with raw, honest, relatable, a... more
  • Untethered: A Woman's Search for Self on the Edge of India - A Travel Memoir

    by C.L. Stambush
    Determined to discover her true grit and despite never having ridden a motorcycle in her life, journalist C.L. Stambush impulsively buys a Royal Enfield Bullet and sets out on a 7,000-mile, 5-month solo journey around the Subcontinent. Fraught with danger and near-death experiences, she encounters ominous men, confronts culture clashes, and narrowly escapes homicidal drivers. Along the way, she crashes her motorcycle, loses her camera, her way, and her self-control—crossing lines she never im... more
  • Places in Time: Reflections on a Journey

    by Maxine Schur
    Places in Time recounts Maxine’s adventurous round-the-world journey. It is the story of youthful adventures seen through the lens of time in essays that are exciting, funny, poignant, and reflective. Each chapter chronologically covers a new point in her journey—with the goal being immigration to New Zealand. Maxine’s story tells of a world of fascinating people―what they care about and what they believe. The "places" included in the narrative are Mexico, The Caribbean region, Switzerland, Fran... more
  • The Return

    by Stephen Bennett
    In The Return you will journey with us, through this true story, of changing times and hope. Hope that will shine in the darkness.
  • By Accident: A Memoir of Letting Go

    by Joanne Greene
    Small in stature, large in presence, and always in charge, Joanne Greene anchored the news and hosted talk shows on San Francisco radio while totally devoted to her family - until a traumatic accident suddenly removed her ability to control anything. By Accident is a story of resilience and perseverance, of will and pluck, and of positivity and gratitude for lessons learned - even as the personal hits just keep on coming.
  • Porter Brothers' Tragedy

    by Glenn Porter and Steven Porter
    The Porter brothers, Glenn and Steven, were in their twenties and had their whole lives in front of them. They found jobs and worked at a business where the wealthy owners had two beautiful daughters. Glenn and Steven pursued these two girls with hopes of marriage. The Porters eventually quit working at the business, and everything turned against them. The two daughters labeled the Porter Brothers as runners, men who run away from the responsibility of marriage, while their rich parents put out... more
  • The Apocalypto Kid Goes To College

    by Grant Harper Reid
    Never in the history of memoir writing, has the author as the protagonist been so wrong and illogical yet been so right. This is Reid’s third and newest most personal literary work. It’s the true story of the author as a poor black teenager trying to acquire a college degree while at the same time attempting to become a man. This memoir details the author’s wild five year journey towards his college degree. Within the pages of the book author Reid graduates to the top of his class by proving tha... more
  • Unemployable

    by Alysia Silberg
  • The Gift of Pain

    by Tony R. Kitchens
    We all struggle. Muddle through. Get knocked down. Feel wistful about what used to be. These aren’t the moments that define you. It’s what you do about it that does. That’s what I’ve learned. The Gift of Pain is my story, of growing up as an average boy on the South Side of Chicago, with parents who loved me but didn’t have much. In it, I share how I turned failures, painful moments, and fear into passion, determination, and resilience. The Gift of Pain is a story of entrepreneurship, me... more
  • Whatever The Future Holds

    by Heidi E. V. McCann

    Author Heidi McCann was just a young teenager when she first laid eyes on the boy who would become her first love, and eventually the man who would change her life. Curtis Roger Vance was handsome, popular, and just a little wild. It was the story that small-town romances in rural Vermont are made of. At least at first. Curtis and Heidi fell in love and began their life together. Far too early on in their life together, they were dealt the devastating blow that Curtis had ALS, or Lou Gehrig&r... more

  • The Alpha Female Files: Book Two

    by Jessica Burner Lee
    Ten years ago, Jess left a high-powered finance job to become a stay-at-home mom. She thought she’d left her past behind, but it keeps coming back to haunt her. First there was the blackmail video of her cheating husband… then the revelation that her former co-workers were the ones responsible. Now she’s being targeted by an international crime syndicate that’s hell-bent on silencing her. This is her incredible true story.