Beyond the Teacher's Reach

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AuthorHouse, Jun 1, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 204 pages
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Youth today need refuge, some sort of safe place. This book gives them a place to turn when they have problems to solve. With Biblical guidance and a bit of conventional wisdom, the reader will be challenged to consider the options they have in life; learning that it is not always easy to take the easy way out. After making the biggest mistake of his life, David doesn't know if he'll ever be in his parent's good graces again...Jamal wanders the streets alone as he tries to figure out how to survive as a homeless teen ...Laura needs to escape from her abusive boyfriend, but needs someone else's help to do it...Amanda may be able to help her brother find their long-lost mother... This book is a compilation of short stories and poems for multicultural youth of today. Teens will find stories that represent situations that they or their friends are going through. As they deal with their issues they may face concerns that this book addresses. They may wonder where they should turn, or who they should turn to. This book a great gift for any teen who ever goes through something in life. In addition, it's perfect for camps, schools, and special programs.

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About the author (2011)

North Carolinian Zebony LaVie uses her unique insight and ability to provide literature that ministers To The heart, mind, and soul. She has worked with children and families for over eight years, focusing primarily on inner city and at-risk youth. As a tutor, mentor, and friend To The youth, she paid close attention To The challenges that they faced on a continual basis. She endeavoured to be a shoulder to lean on, offering advice whenever she could.Her writing reaches the youth of this day and time. it can be classified as very forward and direct; she faces their issues head on, instead of using the informational approach like so many others. Her work uses actual experiences and language that youth can relate to.Zebony LaVie believes that God granted her with the ability to reach a multifarious group of people. By providing her with the means And The educational background, she has been able to work with many different demographics. In 2006, she recieved a Bachelor of Science from Presbyterian College. Then in 2009, she achieved her Masters in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Consequently, her educational background and experience enable her to combine "book smarts"with her personal experience in order to achieve an authentic voice that speaks directly to multi-cultural youth.Zebony LaVie currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband of three years, and their adoring son.

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