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Young Adult Nonfiction General (see Also Headings Under Family)

The Courage To Change

A Teen Survival Guide

by (author) Leave Out ViolencE (L.O.V.E.)

edited by Brenda Proulx

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2001
General (see also headings under Family), Violence, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2001
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 13 to 18


Teens talking to teens in a powerful book where formerly violent young people speak out to their peers. A unique compilation of real-life stories and striking black and white photographs that grapple with issues of bullying, neglect, self-image, domestic violence and sexual abuse that are sometimes compounded by drug abuse and criminal behavior. Their stories provide rare insight into the treacherous journey through teen life. Ideal for schools.

About the authors

Leave Out ViolencE (L.O.V.E.) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of youth violence across Canada. Currently, they are working in schools in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. The young people who have written this book continue to promote non-violence among their peers.

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