The Teen Body Book: A Guide to Your Changing Body

The Teen Body Book: A Guide to Your Changing Body

by Judie Lewellen, Judy Lewellen, Wendy Wahman, Mary Bryson
     
 

The Your Body, Yourself series, devoted to health education for preteens, continues with The Teen Body Book. This informative title features the latest information on nutrition, exercise, and general health, with clear, accurate diagrams that include the female and male changing body. Covers aids awareness and prevention, pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, and other…  See more details below

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The Your Body, Yourself series, devoted to health education for preteens, continues with The Teen Body Book. This informative title features the latest information on nutrition, exercise, and general health, with clear, accurate diagrams that include the female and male changing body. Covers aids awareness and prevention, pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, and other hot subjects, directly and sensitively.Discussions on harmful habits such as drugs, drinking, and smoking inform kids of dangers Emotional issues such as stress and depression are tackled with care Updated information on eating disorders Readers will get tips on dealing with parents, siblings, friends, and the opposite sex

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KLIATT
This book is a well-written addition to this important section of a collection. With a conversational text and straightforward topics, teens will be able to easily get answers to questions about their health. Topics include sexual development, eating right, working out, and descriptions of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. There are accurate and detailed drawings of the body, discussions of STDs and suggestions for dealing with depression. Students will appreciate the mature tone of the writing. Because of the brevity of the book, some issues are just touched on for a paragraph, but hopefully will provide students with the basic information they need, and the ability to look further if they need to. The overall tone emphasizes physical and mental health vs. "looking good" on the outside. This is a message we need to get to students as often as possible. I especially liked the listings of fat and calories of fast food meals, and the suggestions for improving diet. Includes a list of phone numbers for support groups and information. KLIATT Codes: S—Recommended for senior high school students. 1999, NTC/Contemporary/Lowell House Juvenile, 159p, 24cm, illus, index, 99-73107, $11.95. Ages 16 to 18. Reviewer: Sarah Applegate; Libn., River Ridge H.S., Lacey, WA, May 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737301656
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Your Body, Your Self Bks.
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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