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Life Lessons for Teens

Stay Strong: Simple Life Lessons for Teens
Williams
2001

Submitter: Considering how dated the rest of my collection is, this book is fairly recent. However, it has never circulated, even with an introduction from Queen Latifah. This is a good type of book for a middle school library, but I need to find something more current.

Holly: The author talks about people like Queen Latifah and Eddie Murphy – who are both famous, but who are old. Teens could relate better to current celebrities. The lessons in this book are really cool, but need fresh faces to teach them.

More Celebrity Advice for Teens: House of Hair

 

4 Responses to Life Lessons for Teens

  • I wonder where the library that held this title was located. The cover alone would cause this one to sit on the shelf. Is it just me, or are the kids on the cover stereotypes of their “race?” The

  • That cover would have turned me off pretty quick when I was a teen.

  • Couldn’t they have at least flipped Latifah’s photo so it doesn’t look like she’s giving the readers the loser hand gesture? Or was that supposed to symbolize Latifah?

  • You know a book is dated when the author refers to Sean Combs as “Puffy.”