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We have made the following books available to those participating in our STAR Student Leadership Series. Students may borrow a book for two weeks with a refundable $10 deposit. Books must be returned in the same good condition. 

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Life Skills For Teens 

by Karen Harris 

When you reach your teenage years, a formative stage in your life, you aim for independence and self-sufficiency. Don't despair. Learn the essentials of cooking, cleaning, managing money, fixing your car, performing first aid, and much more.

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What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens

by Carol Christen

By performing effective exercises in the book What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens you will discover what matters to you most, things you love to do, the types of people you are best suited to work with, and how to utilize current skills and interests to select a career path that aligns with your passions, strengths, and goals.

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100 African Americans Who Shaped American History 

by Chrisanne Beckner (Author) and Briana Arrington-Dengoue (Illustrator)

A must-read for kids to learn about the contributions of  African-Americans throughout  America's history. Although the legacies of some may be familiar to you, it will be great to discover the incredible lives of others. 

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Kidpreneur$ - Young Entrepreneurs With Big Ideas

 

By Adam Toren and Matthew Toren

Some may say "It’s never too late.”  But authors Adam and Matthew Torens say, “It’s never too early.”  With a simplistic approach, they introduce you to the basic principles of starting your own business. 

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Kid Start-Up: How You Can Be An Entrepreneur

Some kids have great business ideas but need help getting them off the ground. Be reminded some billionaires had great ideas when they were just kids. Learn how to get the ball rolling by following the blueprint of 10 kid-friendly businesses, from the ever-popular lemonade stand to more current-day ventures like starting an Etsy art store.

 

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Make Your Own Money: How Kids Can Earn It, Save It, Spend It, and Dream Big 

By  Ty Allan Jackson (Author) and Nicole Miles (Illustrator)

Aimed for kids to discover ways to make their own money, how to save it, and approaches to spending it wisely. Surprisingly, even as a kid, you have financial resources. You can use your allowance or birthday money as startup capital to start a business. 

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Who Moved My Cheese? For Teens

By  Spencer Johnson M.D. 

A teenager may need help dealing with changes in their life. As the title of this book may seem odd, the author, Spencer Johnson M.D., uses cheese as a figure of speech for what you may desire in your life and uses amusing vocabulary to adapt to change and grow in your life. 

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Who Moved My Cheese? 

By  Spencer Johnson M.D. 

On a broad scale, this book uses cheese as a metaphor for your life's desires and the maze to exemplify where what you want can be found.  It aims for an adult audience to foresee change, readjust quickly, embrace it, and prepare for additional changes to lessen stress and enjoy life more.   

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Pulse of Perseverence 

By Joseph Semien Jr, Maxime Madhere. and Pierce Jphnson

Pulse of Perseverance takes an unflinching look at the lives of three young African American men who faced daunting odds to become doctors. Their journey will inspire others who face stumbling blocks in pursuit of their goals. It proves if you refuse to fail, you can win. 

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The Pact

By Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt

Three friends from Newark made a pact or a promise that they would all become doctors. They joined forces to overcome temptations in life, pitfalls, and even incarceration to attain their dream. Their brotherhood is uplifting. 

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Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race

By Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli 

Conceptually, race describes people who share physical attributes such as skin color and facial features. To open the door to discussing race with young children, Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race takes an informed, safe, and supportive approach.

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The Lemonade Escapade

By Tyrone Allan Jackson 

Danny Dollar sets out a plan to be a millionaire. To his dismay, the local bullies want to disrupt his plan and ridicule him. To Danny's surprise, someone enters his life and makes a dramatic change. In this whimsical story, you will learn about finance, banking, investing, and starting a business.

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Money on Purpose: Finding a Faith-filled Balance 

By Shayna Lear

Do you save, spend, invest, or give away your money? Author, Shayna Lear, uses her financial and seminary background to teach you the four purposes of money and their Biblical inference. Each purpose has both rewards and risks when taken beyond limits and the Bible speaks to it all. 

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How To Win Friends and Influence People 

By Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is a classic book that teaches you how to reach your maximum potential by improving communication skills, making others like you, getting things done, convincing others to see your way, becoming an effective leader, and different ways to navigate in almost any social situation.  

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Not available at this time 

For The Culture 

By Marcus Collins

Culture is an influential force on human behavior. For example, our cultural subscription governs what we wear, the shows we watch, the person we want to spend our lives with, and how we cast our political votes. Using his vast work experience, Dr. Marcus Collins examines culture and how it works to get people to take action. 

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