Chicken Soup for the Soul: Create Your Best Future: Inspiring Stories for Teens and Young Adults about Making the Right Decisions

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Create Your Best Future: Inspiring Stories for Teens and Young Adults about Making the Right Decisions

by Amy Newmark


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ISBN-13: 9781942649021
Publisher: CSS Boniuk
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,232,937
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Dr. Milton Boniuk created The Boniuk Foundation to promote compassion, tolerance, and respect. He and his wife Laurie also funded The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University, with the mission of promoting research, education, outreach, and better parenting to foster religious tolerance.

Table of Contents

Foreword David W. Leebron xi

Introduction Dr. Milton Boniuk 1

1 Standing Up for What's Right

Without Prejudice Donna Finlay Savage 7

Speaking Up Alexis Streb 10

A Flower for Leourn Kristi Powers 13

Small Girl Learns a Big Lesson Dallas Woodbum 16

The Fat Kid David Gelbard 19

The Boldest Girl in Class Christy Westbrook 22

Changing the World - One Clip at a Time Steve Goodier 25

You Get What You Give Tern Akin 28

A Lasting Lesson Jim Dow 31

Finders Keepers Leona Campbell 35

2 Choosing to Be Your Very Best

Playing Pretend Alexander Brohaw 43

It's a Great Day to Be Alive! Kate Lynn Mishara 47

The Two Saddest Words Amy Newmark 50

10,000 Hours of Perseverance Christine Catlin 53

I Wasn't Expected to Succeed Helen Kay Polaski 58

The End of the Zombie Days Ron Kaiser, Jr. 62

Trials and Tribulations Ellis Rubin Dary Matera 65

Just One Drink Chris Laddish 69

Head-Butting the Wall Mike Vallely 71

Hidden in Plain Sight Lance Johnson 75

3 Looking Past Stereotypes

Duerme con los Angeles Cassie Goldberg 83

The Stranger Within Amy Hilborn 87

John Meg Masterson 92

Homeboy Goes to Harvard Richard Santana 96

The Bus Stop DeAnna Blaylock 99

Taxi! Nur Ali as told to Barbara Smythe 103

Thirty Cents Worth Trish E. Calvarese 107

Troubled Woody Woodburn 109

Nameless Faces Alexandera Simone 111

Switching Roles Gina Favazza-Rowland 114

The Hardest Lesson Caroline C. Sánchez 116

4 Developing Self-Esteem

A Lifetime of Stuttering Jody Fuller 123

I Own It Kate White 126

Follow Your Dream Jack Canfield 130

Inner Sustenance Michelle Wallace Campanelli 132

Second Lead Syndrome A.C Gaughen 137

The Enemy Within Francis DiClemente 141

Finding a Vision Talina Sessler-Barker 145

Defining Myself Morgan Mullens-Landis 148

Label This! Emily Adams 151

She Didn't Give Up on Me Sharon Whitley 153

Rediscovery Raegan Baker 156

5 Volunteering and Giving

One at a Time Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen 163

The Shopping Trip Jane Choate 165

A Mom's Blessing Maureen T. Cotter 167

Lost and Lonely Stacey Ritz 170

Listening to My Heart Danielle M. Dryke 173

A Place to Call Home Andrew Zaleski 176

Emily, the Soccer Star Suzanne Timmons 180

The Dress Lee Hargus Hunter 183

McDonald's Shelly Miller 186

Measuring Miracles by Leaps and Bounds Rich Hawthorne Morgan St. James 188

6 Embracing Differences

The Truck Olivia Mitchell 195

One Click Molly Fedick 197

My Best Friend Mike Brian Leykum 201

At the Foot of the Bed Reverend Jon Arnold 203

Go in Good Health Lottie Robins 205

No Words Stacy Flood 210

A Ray of Peace Rabbi Harvey Abramowitz 212

Road to Reconciliation Daniel Jensen 216

7 Accepting and Asking for Help

The Walk That Changed Our Lives Maggie McCarthy 225

A Student Teacher Who Made a Difference Elizabeth Herrera 227

The Sandals That Saved My Life Mallorie Cuevas 231

Feeling Full Samantha Molinaro 234

Freshman Orientation Lauren Nevins 238

She Already Knew Ayanna Bryce 242

English Teaching Wonder Nicole Poppino 246

Unconditional Mom Sarah J. Vogt 248

The Right Thing Kelly Garnett 251

Making My Day Monica Quijano 255

8 Powering Through Challenges

USA vs. My Mom McKenzie Vaught 261

A Hand Up Ann Vitale 265

Redefining Limitations Jamie Tadrzynski 269

Celebrate Life Caroline Broida Trapp 272

Life Rolls On Jesse Billauer 276

Seeing the Real Me Lynn Fitzsimmons 280

Turning "I Can't" into "How Can I?" Sourena Vasseghi 283

The Greatest Gift, Immaculée Ilibagiza Steve Erwin 287

Believing Anna Abigail Hoeft 291

Happiness Through Forgiveness Nicole Guiltinan 295

Broken Wing Jim Hullihan 298

Just a Kid Carl Van Landschoot 301

9 Reaching Out to Others

The Smile Hanoch McCarty 309

Gramma's Good China David Hull 312

These Things Take Time Melissa Crandall 317

Destroying the Bully Ann Virgo 319

The Birth of an Adult Jonathan Krasnoff 322

Nice Timing Thomas De Paoli 328

Finding Dad Kara Sundlun 330

How Sweet the Sound Cynthia M. Hamond 333

Coffee-Shop Kindness Christine Walsh 336

Understanding Jenny Cynthia M. Hamond 339

Angel Jena Pallone 343

Like People Fust Kent Nerburn 346

Asperger's and Friendship Richard Nakai 349

10 Counting Your Blessings

Third World Banquet Andrea Fecik 355

Thanks Giving Teresa Cleary 359

The Adventure of Change Gail Molsbee Morris 363

Under One Roof Alexa Danielle Patino 366

My Story Lia Gay 370

The Old Green Coat Kathy Smith Solarino 373

A Visit with My Parents Leah Burgess 375

My Epiphany Angela Sayers 378

Meet Our Authors 384

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