Non-Fiction

The Year I Didn’t Eat

"Some days are normal. Some days, everything is OK, and I eat three square meals, pretty much, even if those squares are ridiculously small squares.

Some days, I can almost pretend there’s nothing wrong."

Max is 14, and anorexic. His eating disorder has pretty much taken over his whole life.

His brother, Robin, gives him a geocache for Christmas. Max hides it in the forest near his house. Before long, he gets a note from ‘E’. But who is E? Is it Evie, the new girl at school, playing a trick on him?

Sex: An Uncensored Introduction

Thinking about having sex? Or just thinking about sex, period? Well, that's certainly a good place to start ― because there's a lot to think about, and a lot to learn. And Nikol Hasler is here to help. This honest, funny, and uncensored guide covers everything from sexual orientation and masturbation to foreplay, first-time concerns, birth control, and protection against diseases. New sections in this revised edition also address online dating, sex-related bullying, important new sex-related legislation, and sexting ― a topic of particular interest and concern today.

Sandwiches!: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Making and Eating America’s Favorite Food

Anyone can make a great sandwich that's the beauty of America's favorite food. And thanks to this fully illustrated cookbook, kids can easily assemble and enjoy a variety of delicous sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. With fun factoids and sandwich trivia, plus an array of vegetarian sandwiches and regional specialties, this truly is the ultimate guide to what takes place between the bread. 

The Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth

Sex education materials meant to explain important basics to kids are too-often not written with an empathic understanding of what those basics are. This is particularly obvious regarding books that include LGBTQ identities. Even when they do hit the mark, many have a limited scope and don't take into account the practical realities of developing sexuality. The Pride Guide is written explicitly for the almost ten percent of teenagers who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, or any of the unique identities that are not heterosexual/ cisgendered.

Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs

Finally! Here is a visually stunning cookbook for teens who are interested in cooking food that goes beyond the boring old "kids" recipes, but is the kind of foods TEENS want to eat.

With many recipes showing the step-by-step process of how the food is made, these recipes take old favorites for all times of day and year--from breakfast muffins, to mac-and-cheese lunches, to fish taco dinners, to chocolate desserts--and updates them with healthy, delicious new ingredients that are better for you (and much yummier) than fast food!

(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health

Who’s Crazy?
 
What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences?
 
In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?—to different people.