Kareem Moody, with Anitra Budd
111 pages. $9.95.
A how-to guide for youth workers on dealing with kids who are especially difficult to communicate with. The author, who traces his development from a troubled, “unreachable” youth to a committed youth worker, mixes in narratives about his life and the lives of youth with whom he works. Moody includes lists of developmental assets for adolescents, put into categories across eight broad areas of human development. Based on Search Institute data, the categories are meant to help youth workers establish open, positive environments for young people. (612) 376-8955, http://www.search-institute.org.