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Level Up by Gene Luen Yang

Level Up by Gene Luen Yang

Level Up's title is a video game reference, but it is also a metaphor for accepting responsibility and gaining maturity as one ages, which are qualities that Dennis Ouyang needs serious help with.

From the first time Dennis ever saw a Pac Man console as a child, he was mesmerized by the power that video games had. The idea of endless entertainment, based on skill and incredibly interactive, transfixes him.

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

By Rebekah Nathan

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After more than fifteen years of teaching, Rebekah Nathan, a professor of anthropology at a large state university, realized that she no longer understood the behavior and attitudes of her students.... Nathan decided to put her wealth of experience in overseas ethnographic fieldwork to use closer to home and apply to her own university. Accepted on the strength of her high school transcript, she took a sabbatical and enrolled as a freshman for the academic year.

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money, That You Don't Learn in School!

By Robert T. Kiyosaki

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This special just-for-teens edition builds a foundation of self-confidence from which readers can realize their dreams of financial security in an increasingly challenging and unreliable job market. Teen-friendly advice, examples, sidebars and straight talk will supplement all of Rich Dad's core advice: Work to learn, not to earn. Don't say "I can't afford it" - instead, say "How can I afford it? " And don't work for money - make money work for you! No matter how confident or "good in school" readers consider themselves to be, this makes financial intelligence available to all young people with its streamlined structure, clean design, and accessible voice.

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Please Send Money. A Financial Survival Guide for Young Adults on Their Own

By Dara Duguay

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Written by a money management expert, this book can save young adults from financial ruin. Please Send Money is filled with dozens of real-life stories of young people, chronicling their money mistakes and offering prescriptive advice on how others can control their own financial destinies.

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Money Management for College Students

By Karin R. O'Callaghan

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Money makes the world go 'round -- Bank on it -- Understanding your money -- Credit cards are the chocolate in your financial diet -- How much debt is too much debt? -- Use your money wisely -- "Budget" is not a four-letter word -- The A-B-Cs of making money work for you -- The future is now.

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The Princeton Review College Companion: Real Students, True Stories, Good Advice

By Melanie and Joseph C. Sponholz

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"You've been accepted to college and people are telling you that it's going to be great. Well, it is. However, you probably have some questions about your first year of school: How do you balance your schoolwork, job, sports, and social life? Should you join a fraternity/sorority? How do you open a bank account and balance your checkbook? The College Companion is here to help. Joe and Melanie Sponholz, two real graduates from two very different colleges, get you the inside scoop. And helping them out are the more than 56,000 students who have responded to The Princeton Review's annual campus surveys.

"Inside you'll find: -- Handy alternatives to killing your roommate -- Suggestions for fitting all your stuff into a tiny dorm room -- Study techniques, exam strategies, and paper-writing wisdom -- Answers to questions on choosing a major -- Everything you want to know about the social life but were afraid to ask (including drinking, dating, sex, and Greek life). What can you learn from the experiences of other students? Lots. We'll help make sure your freshman year is (as everyone will tell you) 'one of the best years of your life.'"

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Parent's Guide to College and Careers: How to Help, Not Hover

By Barbara Cooke

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"Parents have good reason to be concerned about their kids education and career decisions. The ever-changing job market and burdensome college loans can make it very difficult for young people to launch an independent life without the help and support of their parents. This upbeat handbook gives down-to-earth advice for parents who want to constructively help with their child s college and career planning, without micromanaging or hounding. Experienced career counsellor Barbara Cooke opens parents eyes to facts and strategies for mentoring their kids in this critical area, including the reshaped job market, the importance of wise career picks in the face of large student loans, how to connect interests to work, and informational interviews to learn about careers. Cooke also reveals how parents assist their children as they evaluate their postsecondary education options, explore college majors, seek financial aid, assess whether to go away to college or stay at home, and much more."

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Broke! A College Student's Guide to Getting by on Less

By Supurna Banerjee, editor

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"Want to know the secret to living on less while having a great time at college? College students give you the scoop on: How to save money on housing and food Earning fast cash (legally of course!) Managing a budget Scoring a great travel deal and much more! Benefit from their wisdom...and learn from their mistakes... ."

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Unlocking Potential: College and Other Choices for People with LD and AD/HD

By Juliana M. Taymans and Lynda L. West with Madeline Sullivan, editors

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"...explores postsecondary school options for young people with LD and AD/HD. Guidance is offered about what to look for in a college or vocational program, how to find the right match between student and school, and how to navigate the admissions process. Course selection, legal rights, study aids, and remedial supports are also discussed, as well as advice on finding a job after college or right out of high school."

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The Launching Years: Smart Parenting from Senior Year to College Life

By Laura S. Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt

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"Launching a child from home is second only to child-birth in its impact on a family. Parents can end up reeling with the empty-nest blues, while teens find their powers of self-reliance stretched to the breaking point. During the time of upheaval that begins senior year of high school with the nerve-wracking college application process and continues into the first year of life away from home, The Launching Years is a trusted resource for keeping every member of the family sane. From weathering the emotional onslaught of impending separation to effectively parenting from afar, from avoiding the slump of "senioritis" to handling the newfound independence and the experimentation with alcohol and sexuality that college often involves, The Launching Years provides both parents and teens with well-written, down-to-earth advice for staying on an even keel throughout this exciting, discomforting, and challenging time.'

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