Rage: True Stories by Teens about Anger

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Free Spirit Publishing, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 167 pages
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These teens have plenty of reasons to be angry: parental abuse, street violence, peer pressure, powerlessness, and more. The writers talk honestly about anger managing as they struggle to gain control of their emotions and stop hurting others and themselves.

Real Teen Voices Series
Teens open up to tell personal stories that tackle difficult, real-life issues. Direct, revealing, and often raw, these voices will ring true for any teen reader who has faced bullying, anger, or stress. Each piece has been selected and edited to appeal to reluctant and emerging readers as young as seventh grade. Readers will be inspired by the writers' courage and strength in working hard to overcome problems both large and small.

 

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User Review  - Kimba512 - LibraryThing

5Q 4P As someone who went through rough periods of being a young adult, I really felt for the writers of this collection of essays, each dealing with anger (whether due to abuse, racism, bullying, or ... Read full review

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User Review  - C.Davidson - LibraryThing

4Q 4P A collection of essays by teens who have had some really rough things happen to them: abuse, loss of family members, bad foster care situations, bullying. The essays are on the anger they felt ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Fury Deep Inside
5
Loose Cannon
15
Karate Killed the Monster Inside Me
26
BumRushed by the Past
34
The Monster Inside
45
Finding Freedom
56
Invisible Man
67
The Life and Death of the Crippled Enigma
110
Ready to Fight
119
Releasing My Rage
127
Temper Tamers?
135
Changing the Pattern
140
Anger That Wont Let Go
151
How to Chill Out
155
Index
160

Wrestling with My Anger
78
Escaping the Prison of Anger
87
Explaining My Life
96
Taming My Anger
103
About Youth Communication
165
About the Editor
167
Copyright

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Youth Communication is a New York–based nonprofit organization that teaches writing, journalism, and leadership skills to inner-city teens. Its mission is to help marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing, so that they can succeed in school and at work and contribute to their communities.

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