Reading List

Minding the Gap Delve Deeper Reading List

Nonfiction for Younger Readers

Stutt, Ryan.The Skateboarding Field Manual.Richmond Hill, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2009.

Skateboarding is more than a sport; it is a passion and way of life driven by those who love to push the limits of gravity and inertia while bending the notions of social acceptability. The Skateboarding Field Manual addresses both the intricacies of the sport and the intangibles of its culture. Skateboard enthusiast and journalist Ryan Stutt provides outstanding advice, which ranges from how to stand on your board and how to fall without causing injuries to how to perform grinds, slides and flips. This comprehensive reference is simply the very best manual on the sport of skateboarding.

Akin, Jessica.Pregnancy and Parenting: the Ultimate Teen Guide. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

This book is for teen mothers and fathers who want to break negative perceptions of unplanned teen pregnancies. Stories from teen parents are shared in every chapter as a way for teen parents to learn from their peers. This book seeks to provide a new roadmap through true-life stories that educate, impact, and inspire teen parents.

Hugel, Bob.I Did It Without Thinking: True Stories About Impulsive Decisions That Changed Lives. Scholastic Inc., 2008.

This book is a collection of true stories from teens who made impulsive decisions that ultimately changed their lives. The text contains discussions of drug and alcohol abuse and teen pregnancy.

Morgan, Genevieve.Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning After High School. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

For high school students all over the country, figuring out what to do after graduation is a major question. For many, the logical answer is continuing their education, whether in a training program, a community college, or a four-year university. But no matter what the path, the preparation can be overwhelming, and it's hard to know where to start. That's where Undecided comes in! This comprehensive handbook outlines the different options available to teens after high school and provides suggestions on how to follow each path efficiently and successfully.