Fall 2019

Mindfulness and Meditation

Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings, mindfulness—the practice of purposefully focusing attention on the present moment—can change a person’s approach to stress, develop skills to handle anxiety and depression, and provide a sense of awareness and belonging. Stewart guides readers through how to get started with meditation as well as provides specific exercises for examining emotions, managing stress, checking social media habits and wellness routines, and setting intentions to increase happiness.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
On pre-order until 08/06/2019
$37.32 $27.99
On pre-order until 08/06/2019
$55.99 $41.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2019-08-06
BISACS YAN052050, YAN050010, YAN024090
Dewey 155.5/182
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 910
Features Activities, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes


Kirkus Reviews

“A thorough and accessible resource for young people.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Whitney Stewart

Whitney Stewart is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction books for kids—for toddlers to young adult. Her research has taken her to Nepal with Sir Edmund Hillary, to India to interview the Dalai Lama, and to China's Great Wall. She also teaches mindfulness and meditation and lives in New Orleans.