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Book Title: Be Confident in Who You Are|
The author of the book: Annie Fox
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Edition: Free Spirit Publishing
Date of issue: August 15th 2008
ISBN 13: 9781575423029
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.59 MB
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“Hey. We go to Milldale Middle School. We’re very different in lots of ways, but we’re all good friends. A couple months ago, we were just hanging out when these kids came over . . .”
So begins the journey of Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle—six students just trying to figure it all out in middle school. Be Confident in Who You Are, the first book in the new Middle School Confidential series, follows these characters as they work to meet new challenges and survive the social scene—without losing sight of who they are. The book offers insider information on common middle school concerns and practical advice for being healthy, feeling good about who you are, and staying in control of your feelings and actions—even when the pressure is on. Filled with character narratives, quizzes, quotes from real kids, tips, tools, and resources, this book is a timely and engaging survival guide for the middle school years.
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Read information about the authorAward-winning writer and character educator. That means I help kids (and the adults who live and work them) develop compassion, resilience and grit in a world that often shows itself to be suffering from empathy deficit disorder.
When Annie Fox's first book People Are Like Lollipops (Holiday House) was published, she wasn't old enough to legally sign the contract! By the time she turned 21, though, she decided that helping kids would be her life's work. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies then completing her Master's in Education, she began exploring ways to use technology to entertain kids while building their emotional intelligence skills.
In 1977, Annie and her husband David opened Marin Computer Center, the world's first public access microcomputer facility. Her work there led her to write her best selling book, Armchair BASIC (Osborn/McGraw-Hill). After a detour into the world of screen writing, Annie returned to computers as an award-winning writer/designer of children's CD-ROMs. (Putt-Putt; Madeline; Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown; and Mr. Potato Head Saves Veggie Valley are just a few of the titles on which she worked.)
At the dawn of the Internet age, Annie dreamed up the idea for The InSite (TheInSite.org), a place "for teens and young adults to turn their world around." She is the creator, co-designer, writer, and executive producer of that award-winning site. One of The InSite's most popular features is Hey Terra, a Cyberspace Dear Abby. Annie's first book for teens, The Teen Survival Guide to Dating Relating Real World Advice About Guys Girls Growing Up And Getting Along (2000, 2005 Free Spirit Publishing), is based on hundreds of emails to Terra and Annie's responses to them. "Teen Survival Guide" is now available as a free PDF download from TeenSurvivalGuide.com.
Are You My Friend a Read-it-to-Me iBook was written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli Noyes and produced by Electric Eggplant. This digital story book for 4-8 year olds is the first of the Raymond and Sheila Series and is now available in print form on Amazon, and as Android apps for Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets. The second Raymond and Sheila story Are We Lost is now available in print and for Kindle. Also available in Spanish. See RaymondAndSheila.com for more info.
Annie's other books include: Teaching Kids to be Good People, Too Stressed to Think A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You CRAZY, co-authored with Ruth Kirschner (Free Spirit Publishing) and the popular 3 book Middle School Confidential™ series (Free Spirit Publishing). Annie's Middle School Confidential apps are available on most mobile devices (see MiddleSchoolConfidential.com).
Through her conference appearances and public events for kids, tweens, teens, parents, and educators, Annie continues working toward her goal of empowering young people through increased emotional intelligence skills, social courage, and stress-reduction strategies. Her new book for 8-12 year old girls, The Girls' Q&A Book on Friendship , is now available in print and for Kindle.
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