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Listed below are books and articles I have found helpful when researching youth mentoring and matters related to mentoring in general. In addition, other youth mentoring organizations have recommended some of the titles. Where I don't have specific publishing details, I have listed the title and author.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Sean Covey, Simon and Schuster (1998)

"12 Commandments of Goal Setting", Della Menechella, Personal Peak Performance Unlimited (2001)

15 Steps to Overcome Anxiety and Depression, Iris Barrow, Cedar (1996)

50 Short Stories by Young New Zealanders, Graeme Lay (ed), Tandem (2001)

50 Hot Tips on Parenting Teens, Gail Taitoka (2009) www.mymonsterteenager.com/salespage.html

104 Activities that Build: Self-esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills, Alana Jones, Rec Room Publishing (1998)

1000 Years of Maori History (Nga Iwi O Te Motu), Michael King, Reed (1997)

A Fine Young Man, Michael Gurian

A Kind of Grace, Jackie Joyner-Kerse

A Mentor's Companion, Larry Ambrose, Perrone Ambrose (2005)

A Step by Step Guide to Starting an Effective Mentoring Program, Norman H. Cohen, Amherst, MA: HRD Press (2000)

Achieving Success with Impossible Children - how to win the battle of wills, Dave Ziegler, Acacia Publishing (2005)

Activities that Teach, Tom Jackson,Red Rock Publishing (2003)

Amazing Grace, Jonathan Kozol

An Asset Builders Guide to Training Peer Helpers, Barbara B. Varenhorst, Ph.D, Search Institute (2003)

Antisocial Boys; G.Patterson, J.Reid, T.Dishion; Castalia Publishing Company (1992)

The Art of Facilitation, Dale Hunter, Anne Bailey and Bill Taylor, Tandem (1997)

As Iron Sharpens Iron: Building Character in a Mentoring relationship, Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks, Moody Press (1999)

The Battle for a Generation, Ron Hutchcraft, Moody Press (1996)

Beating the Odds, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Kenneth Maton and Geoffrey Greif

Beating the Odds: How the Poor Get to College, Arthur Levine and Jana Nidiffer. Jossey-Bass (1996)

Becoming a Person of Influence, John C Maxwell, Thomas Nelson (1997)

Believe and Achieve, Paul Hanna, Penguin (1998)

Biculturalism: Reconciling Aotearoa with New Zealand, Ray Vasil, Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Brebner Print (1993)

Body Language, Allan Pease, Harper-Collins (2000)

Breakthrough Parenting, John C Maxwell, Focus on the Family Publishing (1996)

Building Resiliency in Schools, Jim Peters and Ian Thurlow, Essential Resources (2002)

Building Resiliency in Youth, Jim Peters and Ian Thurlow, Essential Resources (2003)

Celebrating Strengths: Building Strengths-based Schools, Jennifer M. Fox Eades, CAPP Press, Coventry, England (2008)

Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Health Communications

Children at Promise: 9 Principles to help kids thrive in an At-Risk World; Timothy S. Stuart, Cheryl G. Bostrom; Jossey-Bass (2003)

Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Methods to Improve Learning, Eric Parsloe and Monika Wray, Kogan Page (2000)

Common Sense and Your Teenager, Ken Hovelmeir (1989)

Common Sense Discipline, Roger Allen and Ron Rose, Christian Parenting (1993)

Common Sense Mentoring, Insights and answers for mentors and mentees, Larry Ambrose (2008)

Confident Children, Gael Lindenfield, Thorsons (1994)

Conflict Resolution: A Secondary School Curriculum, The Community Board Program (1987)

Counselling Teenagers, G Keith Olson, Group Books (1984)

Craig Lock Books, Craig Lock , (1999/2003)

Created for Love: Understanding and Building Self-esteem, John and Agnes Sturt, Guildford (1994)

Creating a Mentoring Culture - The Organisation's Guide, Lois J. Zachary, Jossey-Bass (2005)

Creating an Effective Youth Mentoring Program: A Technical Assistance Manual, Laura Anderson, Creative Mentoring (1998)

Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun: Young Women and Mentors on the Transition to Womanhood, K. Wind Hughes and Linda Wolf, Gabriola Island BC: New Society Publishers (1997)

Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenage Boys; Tina Rae and Lisa Pedersen,Sage (2010)

Down Times: Teenage Depression in New Zealand, Leah Andrews and Sally Merry, David Bateman (1998)

Education of Little Tree, Forrest Carter

Eight Things Not to Say to Your Teen, William L Coleman, Bethany House (1994)

Elements of Effective Mentoring: A Mentor Training Manual for the In-School Mentor, Creative Mentoring (1998)

Empowering Underachievers - How to Guide Failing Kids (8  - 18) to Personal Excellence, Peter A Spevak and Maryann Karinch, New Horizon Press (2000)

Energisers and Icebreakers For all Ages and Stages, Book 1, Elizabeth Sabrinsky Foster, Educational Media Corporation (1998)

The Essence of Facilitation, Dale Hunter, Anne Bailey and Bill Taylor, Tandem (1999)

Everything I Need to Know I learned from Other Women, B. J. Gallagher

Father Figures, Kevin Sweeney

Finding Out What Matters for Youth: Testing Key Links in a Community Action Framework for Youth Development, MA Gambone, AM Klem and JP Connell, Youth Development Strategies Inc and Institute for Research and Reform in Education (2002)

For the Children - Lessons from a Visionary Principal, Madeline Cartwright and Michael D'Orso, Doubleday (1993)

The Freedom Writer's Diary, Broadway (1999)

Generation Y - Thriving and Surviving with Generation Y at Work, Peter Sheahan, Hardie Grant Books (2006)

Get Things Going - 50 Asset-Building Activities for Workshops, Presentations and Meetings, Search Institute (2000)

Guiding Lights - The People Who Lead Us Toward Our Purpose In Life, Eric Liu, Random House (2004)

Handbook of Youth Mentoring, David L. DuBois, Michael J. Karcher, SAGE Publishers (2005)

He'll be Ok - growing gorgeous boys into good men, Celia Lashlie, HarperCollins Publishers (2005)

How to Lead and Motivate Others, Iris Barrow, Cedar (1995)

How to Mentor in the Midst of Change, Cheryl Granade Sullivan, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (1992)

How to Reach Your Life Goals, Peter J Daniels, World Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (1985)

The Heart of Mentoring; David A. Stoddard; Navpress (2003)

Ignite the Fire, Barry and Carol St Clair, Chariot Victor (1999)

The Impact and Outcome of Mentoring, Sarah Golden, National Foundation for Educational Research (2000)

Introducing Maori Culture, Don Stafford, Reed (1997)

Just When I Needed You - True Stories of Adults Who made a Difference in the Lives of Young People, Deborah Fisher, Search Institute (2004)

The Kindness of Strangers; Marc Freedman; Cambridge University Press (1999)

Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors, Marian Wright Edelman

Leading the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program (second edition), Barry W.Sweeny, Corwin Press and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (2008)

Leadership by the Book, Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels and Phil Hodges, HarperCollins (1999)

Learning from Other Women: How To Benefit from the Knowledge, Experience, and Wisdom of Female Mentors, Carolyn Duff, American Management Association, (1999)

Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood, Wayne Muller, Simon and Schuster (1993)

Letters to a Young Therapist: The Art of Mentoring, Mary Pipher

Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Marie Rilke

Lifeskills in the Classroom, Niels Lindhard, Nondumiso Dlamini and Maskew Miller, Longman (1992)

little Moments BIG MAGIC - Inspirational Stories of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Magic They Create, Beth Barrett, Alan Annis, Dennis Riffey, Magical Moments Publishing (2004)

Make your life a Masterpiece, Peter Legge, Eaglet Publishing (2006)

The Measure of Our Success, Marian Wright Edelman

The Mentoring Handbook - A Guide for Mentors, Proteges and Organisations, Erica Steele, Two Cats Publishing Ltd. (2003)

The Mentoring Organisation, Gordon F. Shea, Crisp Publications (2003)

Making Mentoring Happen: A Simple and Effective Guide to Implementing a Successful Mentoring Programme, Kathy Lacey, Business and Professional Publishing (1999)

Master Leaders, George Barna, Barna (2008) 

Mentor - The Kid and the CEO - Tom Pace with Walter Jenkins, MentorHopePublishing (2007)

Mentoring, Gordon F Shea, Crisp Publications (1997)

Mentoring Answer Book, Cyndi Klapperich, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of McHenry County (2002)

Mentoring in Schools - The Way to SUCCEED, Pam and John Richardson (2012) 

Mentoring Handbook for Parents, Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County (2004)

Mentoring: The Tao of Giving and Receiving Wisdom, Al Chungliang Huang and Jerry Lynch, San Francisco: Harper (1995)

Mentoring:Creating Connected, Empowered Relationships, Valerie L. Schwiebert, Alexandria, VA: American Counselling Association (2000)

Mentoring: Confidence in Finding a Mentor and Becoming One, Bobb Biehl, Broadman and Holman (1996)

Mentoring Heroes: 52 Fabulous Women's Paths to Success and the Mentors Who Empowered Them, Mary K. Doyle, 3E Press, Geneva, Illinois (2000)

Mentoring for Meaningful Results - Asset-Building Tips, Tools and Activities for Youth and Adults, Kristie Probst, Search Institute (2006)

Mentoring for Resiliency, Nan Henderson, Bonnie Benard and Nancy Sharp-Light, Resiliency in Action (2000)

Mentoring Students and Young People: A Handbook of Effective Practice, Andrew Miller, Taylor and Francis Books, Ltd. (2002)

Mentoring to develop Disciples and Leaders, John Mallison, Scripture Union and Openbook Publishers (1998)

Mentor's Experience of Mentoring, Anne Lines, National Foundation for Educational Research (2000)

Mentor's Guide, Shirley D Hammond, Wisconsin Clearing House for Prevention Resources (1999)

More Activities That Teach - Over 80 hands-on learning activities for today that make a difference tomorrow, Tom Jackson, Red Rock Publishing (1995)

Motivate! Inspire! Lead! 10 Strategies for Building Collegial Learning Communities, RoseAnne O'Brien Vojtek, Robert J. Vojtek, Corwin (2009)

Multicultural Mentoring of the Gifted and Talented; E.Paul Torrence, Kathy Goff, Neil B. Satterfield; Prufrock Press (1998)

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, Lois J Zachary, Jossey-Bass (2000)

The Mentor's Spirit, Marsha Sinetar, St Martin's Griffin (1998)

The Mentoring Pocketbook, Geof Alred, Bob Garvey and Richard Smith, Stylus Publishing, LLC (2000)

The Miracles of Mentoring, Thomas W Dortch Jr, Broadway (2000)

The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Randy Komisar and Kent L. Lineback, Harvard Business School Press (2000)

My Say: A Mentor's Guide to Success, Edwin E Bobrow, Chandler House (1999)

Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success, Matthew Sartwell (ed), Piatkus (1997)

On Your Own as a Young Adult - Self-Advocacy Case Studies (there is also a Facilitator's Guide under the same title), Betsy Krebbs, Paul Pitcoff, JIST Publishing Inc. (2006)

One-minute Stress Management, David Lewis, Vermilion (1993)

The Optimistic Child, Martin Seligman (1995)

Paradise Reforged: A History of New Zealanders, James Belich, Penguin (2001)

Parenting Teenagers, Kate Birch and Sue Mafi, Cedar (1996)

Parenting Teenagers in the 1990s: The White Water Rafting Years, Ian Grant and John Cowan, Pa's Publishing (1997)

A Passion for Life: Young New Zealanders Doing Business, Rebecca Wilson and Bronwyn Evans, Shoal Bay (1999)

Peer Counselling Starter Kit - A Peer Training Manual, Rey Carr, Gregory A.K. Saunders, Peer Resources (2003)

People Skills, Robert Bolton, Simon and Schuster (2001)

Peer Tutoring - A Teacher's Resource Guide; Edward E. Gordon, Scarecrow Education (2005)

The Person Who Changed My Life, Prominent Americans Recall Their Mentors, edited by Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Carol Publishing Group (1999)

"The Politics of Teaching Literate Discourse", Lisa Delpit, in City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, W Ayers and P Ford (eds), New Press (1996)

The Resiliency Advantage, Al. Siebert, Ph. D, BK Publishers (2005)

Positively Me: A Guide to Assertive Behaviour, Marjorie Manthei, Reed (1998)

The Power Principle: Influence with Honor, Blaine Lee, Simon and Schuster (1997)

The Psychology of Winning, Dennis Waitley, Brolga (2002)

Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph, Finch (1997)

Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World, Zig Ziglar, Ballantine (1989)

Raising Real People, Andrew Fuller, ACER (2000)

Raising Teenagers: A Practical Guide for Parents, Kathy MacDonald, Ian Lambie, Les Simmonds and Nigel Latta, Oxford University Press (1999)

Reaching Out to the Youths of the World, Stephen Tan, Caxton (1999) www.bookfortheworld.com


Real Teens, George Barna, Regal (2001)

Resiliency in Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks and Building Strengths in Youth, Young Families and Communities, Nan Henderson, Bonnie Benard and Nancy Sharp-Light (eds), Resiliency in Action (1999)

Resiliency in Schools: Making It Happen for Students and Educators, Nan Henderson and Mike Milstein, Corwin (1996)

Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher

Running a Safe and Effective Mentoring Program (for youth), Elsy Arevalo and Becky Cooper, Los Altos, CA: Friends for Youth Mentoring Institute (2002)

Same-race and Cross-race Matching, Linda Jucovy, Public/Private Ventures (2002)

Schoolwide Approaches for Fostering Resiliency, Nan Henderson, Bonnie Benard and Nancy Sharp-Light, Resiliency in Action (2000)

Secrets of the Teenage Brain - Research-Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents (Second Edition), Sheryl G. Feinstein, Corwin (2009)

Self-esteem: Understanding a Complex Phenomenon: A Manual for Mentors, Lou Thompson, Ready-Ed (1995)

Self-Esteem - The Key to Your Child's Future - Tony Humphreys, Newleaf (2002)

The Six Pillars of Self-esteem, Nathaniel Branden, Bantam (1994)

Speech to New Zealand Secondary Principals' Conference, Kevin Roberts, Christchurch (11 July 1999)

Stand by Me: The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring Today's Youth, Jean E Rhodes, Harvard College (2002)

Stone Soup for the World, Marianne Larned

Stress, Rochelle Simmons, Element Books (1997)

Students' Steps to Success, Sandy MacGregor, Australian Scholarship Group (1999)

Student Leadership Training - a Workbook to Reinforce Effective Communication Skills, Diane Taub, The Scarecrow Press (2002)

Success from Setbacks, Gael Lindenfeld, Thorsons (1999)

Successful Youth Mentoring: A Step-by-step Guide, Keith Drury (ed), Group Publishing (1998)

Super Self: Doubling Your Personal Effectiveness, Charles J Givens, Simon and Schuster (1993)

TAG, Tou're It! 50 Easy Ways to Connect with Young People, Kathleen Kimball-Baker, Search Institute (2003)

Teaching the Male Brain - How Boys Think, Feel and Learn in School; Abigail Norfleet James, Corwin Press (2007)
Teenage Boys Talk, Stephanie Weaver, Random House (2001)

Teambuilding Puzzles - 100 Puzzles and Activities for Creating Teachable Moments .... Mike Anderson, Jim Cain, Chris Cavert, Tom Heck, FUN doing Publications (2005)

Team-Building Activities For Every Group, Alanna Jones, Rec Room Publishing (1999)

Teenagers: A Parent's Guide for the 90s, Michael Marris, Tandem (1996)

The Elements of Mentoring, W. Brad Johnson, Charles R. Ridley, Palgrave MacMillan (2004)
Thank You, Mr Falker, Patricia Polacco

The Mentor: A Memoir of Friendship and Gay Identity, Jay Quin, Haworth Press (2000)

The Mentoring Manual, Mike Whittaker and Ann Cartwright, Gower (2000)

The Mind Up Curriculum - Brain-focused Strategies for Learning - and Living (three books in this Series (Pre-K2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6 - 8), Scholastic/The Hawn Foundation (2011)

The Student Leadership Guide (4th Edition), Brendon Burchard, Experts Academy (2009)

The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide - 77 Proven Prescriptions to Build Your Resilience, Jack Singer, Corwin (2010)

Thinking for a Change, John C Maxwell, Warner (2003)

Three Cups of Tea - One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, Viking/Penguin (2006)

Transforming Communication, Richard Bolstad and Margot Hamblett, Pearson Education (1997)

Treating Chronic Juvenile Offenders; Patricia Chamberlain; American Psychological Association (2003)

Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom, Hodder (2001)

Twelve Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor, Gail McMeekin, Conari Press, Berkeley, CA (2000)

Unleashing the Potential of the Teenage Brain: 10 Powerful Ideas, Barry Corbin (2008) 

Violence-Proof Your Kids Now: How to Recognize the 8 Warning Signs and What to Do About Them, For Parents, Teachers and Other Concerned Caregivers, by Erika V. Shearin Karres and Diane Loomans, Conari Press (2000)

Vulnerable but Invincible: A Longitudinal Study of Resilient Children and Youth, Emmy Werner and Ruth Smith, Adams Bannister Cox (1989)

What Teens Need to Succeed, Peter L Benson, Judy Galbraith and Pamela Espeland, Free Spirit (1998)

When the Bough Breaks: The Cost of Neglecting Our Children, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Basic Books (1991)

Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen, David Walsh, Ph. D., Free Press (2004)

The Whole-Brain Child - Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your child's developing mind, Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, Delacorte Press (2011) 

Yes, You Can: A Guide for Establishing Mentor Programs to Prepare Youth for College, US Education Department (1998)

You Can Do It!, Michael E Bernard, Australian Scholarship Group (1996)

You Can Do It!, Paul Hanna, Penguin (1997)

Youth Mentoring; Sharing your gifts with the future; Patricia L. Fry, Liguori (2004)

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