This book addresses the hopes and fears of anyone who speaks in public. It discusses various speech issues that affect all people, but specifically focuses on the concerns of teens, many who talk about their experiences in the book. Content covers not just the causes of each challenge, but how to cope with them. Chapters in this book offer insights into:
Stuttering and Other Fluency Challenges
Speech Sound Disorders
Brain Injury and Communication
English as a New or Different Language
Communicating better with friends, family, and in school and at work
Tips for speaking in public--before audiences, in front of class, or in a job interview
Margaret's back in print! Check out this special edition of a story that was a CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. The book is about a young girl who worked in a nineteenth-century textile mill and invented a safety device that saved lives. A great STEM choice!
"The book is a fascinating story in picture-book format. . . .Brill's engaging text presents Knight's life as a story that focuses on the inventor's individuality and determination. An introduction and afterword provide details about child labor and Knight's career."