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Stress 101
ISBN: 9780822567882
Author: Hyde, Margaret O., Forsyth, Elizabeth H.
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
Published: December 2007
Retail: $27.93    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: This highly readable book for young adults looks at the causes and consequences of stress, covering topics such as the health effects of stress, stresses specifically faced by teens (e.g., dysfunctional families, pressure at school, post-graduation expectations), and practical advice on how to avoid stress. The book is similar in scope and treatment to the authors well-received earlier titles, Alcohol 101, Drugs 101, Smoking 101, and Safe Sex 101.
Additional Information
BISAC category: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / General
Target Age Group: Age 12-14
Target Grade: Grade 7-9
Grade level: Grade 7-9
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 6.25" W
Bargain Category: Social Studies, Social Issues, High School, Health
Grade level(s): 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Fall)
This book explains the effects of stress on body and mind. Though some of the information is immediately pertinent, teens may find that lab rat studies and obscure examples of stress inducers (e.g., voodoo) relate little to stresses in their daily lives. Sections on methods of stress relief have some practical applications. Occasional black-and-white photographs and diagrams break up the text. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 April)

Gr 7–10— Beginning with a brief history of stress from the time it was first identified, Hyde and Forsyth detail its effects on a young person's brain, heart, and immune system. While this sounds dry and relatively uninteresting, the writing is clear and informative. Interspersed with personal vignettes, the factual information is well organized and presented in small increments. One chapter focuses on various forms of meditation, and another offers a variety of self-help stress-reduction techniques. Black-and-white photographs appear every few pages, primarily breaking up the text. A solid resource for general information and for reports.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

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