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Middle School—Safety Goggles Advised: Exploring the Weird Stuff from Gossip to Grades, Cliques to Crushes, and Popularity to Peer Pressure Spiral-Bound | August 2, 2022

Jessica Speer, Lesley Imgart (Illustrated by)

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2023 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner
2023 Colorado Book Awards Finalist

Take a large group of kids in puberty, send them to a new school, and add a generous dose of tests, homework, and hormones, not to mention diverse personalities, bland food, and unpleasant odors. That’s middle school, and it can be a little . . . weird.

Yes, there are cool things about middle school, like more independence, new friends, and new activities. But there’s baffling stuff too, like harsh judgment, the whole “popularity” thing, and, of course, drama. With insights from hundreds of students, this guidebook explores the halls of middle school, especially the odd behaviors that lurk in the shadows. Slip on your lab coats, because we’re going to dissect these behaviors one by one to understand what’s really going on. With fun illustrations and choose-your-own-adventure-style scenarios, Middle School—Safety Goggles Advised will help you deal with the drama and define who you are and how to navigate life when things get, well, weird.
Publisher: Familius LLC
Original Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN-10: 1641706635
Item Weight: 0.68 lbs
Dimensions: 8.0 x 0.83 x 5.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
As any parent or teacher of middle school students can attest, middle school is, at its best, challenging. Students are becoming more independent, there is the whole dating dynamic, and hormones are raging. Add to that a new school, new classmates, and five teachers instead of one and you have the elements for making great memories, but also great mistakes. Author Spear has written this title to offer guidance and also to encourage students to think for themselves. Through a process of experimentation and discussion plus interesting facts, kids learn how to deal with social media, peer pressure, cliques, grades, gossip, and being popular—or not. This would make a great gift for the middle school student in your life, and it would serve as a great discussion guide for teachers with new classes or for parents and students to share as they prepare for middle school. Resources include discussion questions, references for further reading, and ideas for helping schools deal with weird behavior.—Children's Literature
Jessica Speer is the award-winning author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships and Middle School—Safety Goggles Advised. Her interactive books engage and entertain readers by combining the stories of preteens and teens with fun activities, like quizzes and fill-in-the-blanks. Blending humor, science, and practical insights, her writing unpacks the tricky stuff that peaks during adolescence. She has a master’s degree in social sciences and explores social-emotional topics in ways that connect with kids. For more information, visit