Live Aware, Not in Fear: The 411 After 9-11, A Book for Teens

Live Aware, Not in Fear: The 411 After 9-11, A Book for Teens

by Donna Wells, Bruce C. Morris
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Live Aware, Not in Fear: The 411 After 9-11, A Book for Teens by Donna Wells, Bruce C. Morris

Since September 11, life in America has been turned upside down. As frightening as it is for adults, for teens it is overwhelming. Donna Wells and Bruce Morris,
public-safety professionals with years of firsthand experience, offer teens a book that will help them navigate uncharted waters and will also provide invaluable advice and reassurance.

Presenting first the myths then the facts, this guide also offers teens chapter-by-chapter question-and-answer sections, space to journal their feelings and reactions,
and suggestions on how they can help themselves, their families and the communities in which they live.

Chapters include: The Home of the Brave (what terrorists target and why); Worried
Sick (the truth about bioterrorism); Dollars and Sense (potential family economic impacts); The Land of the Free (school and community); From Sea to Shining Sea
(travel); Instant Mess[age] (communications, entertainment, media).

Designed to be a handbook that teens can keep with them at all times, Live
Aware is compact and chock full of important, easy-to-understand information.
A reassurance to parents and teens alike, Live Aware is destined to become a huge hit-a unique book that respects teens' intelligence and powers of reasoning and empathizes at their levels.

This is a must-have for every teen concerned about safety, courage and community spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757300134
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/07/2002
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Donna K. Wells, M.Ed., M.P.A., and Bruce C. Morris, J.D., governor-appointed Assistant Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Virginia, have worked in the public-safety arena for two decades. Both lecture frequently on and have authored numerous articles on public safety, personal safety and responsibility, and criminal justice. Their most recent collaboration is Keep Safe!: 101 Ways to Enhance Your Safety and Protect Your Family. Each with teenage children of their own, they offer the benefit of their professional expertise, as well as their firsthand experience as parents.

Donna K. Wells, M.Ed., M.P.A., and Bruce C. Morris, J.D., governor-appointed Assistant Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Virginia, have worked in the public-safety arena for two decades. Both lecture frequently on and have authored numerous articles on public safety, personal safety and responsibility, and criminal justice. Their most recent collaboration is Keep Safe!: 101 Ways to Enhance Your Safety and Protect Your Family. Each with teenage children of their own, they offer the benefit of their professional expertise, as well as their firsthand experience as parents.

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Live Aware, Not in Fear: The 411 After 9-11, A Book for Teens 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is great for all ages. People should put this book in to action. Text me if you wont . Im not just a gg. That stands for goodey goodey
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first chapter gives a scenario that includes the young reader being invited to participate in a college protest 'against the bombings of Afghanistan and the escalation of the war on terrorism to other parts of the world.' It deftly leads the reader to conclude that to participate in such an action is to be motivated by fear and quotes FDR's 'only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' However it glosses over such fear-induced arguments - and uses them in it's justification for staying home - as 'You aren't in favor of war or killing ... but isn't this a matter now of kill or be killed? Don't we have the right to avenge their deaths, to retaliate? Isn't the United States entitled, no, required, to defend herself and prevent more innocent citizens and visitors from being killed at the hands of fanatics and zealots?' Another chapter, on economics entitled 'Dollars and Sense,' ends with this scenario: a friend has told you about a wealthy family who 'appear to be from the Middle East.' They live in the biggest house in the neighborhood and the mom and dad don't seem to work. 'You recall a TV program warning people to look out for suspicious situations and activities ... It fits the profile. But you've heard your dad say how bad profiles are.' Since he is so busy and 'worried about his own money problems ... Maybe Mrs. Hansen, your economics teacher, would be a good person to talk with about this.' (Oh now I see what the economics connection is.) Don't buy a book for your child that tells them not to talk to you, but to a teacher instead. Especially when it comes to politics!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to pray more for myself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago