Under Pressure

Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Marie-Ève Tremblay

Adolescents are no strangers to stress. Here's a book just for them that explores the science behind that sweaty, heart-racing, under-pressure feeling they sometimes get as they struggle to navigate their changing world. It covers the fight-or-flight reaction to sudden danger, how people cope with chronic stress, how trauma can affect the brain, the ways athletes put pressure to work and the surprising treatments scientists have found for stress in everyday life. By examining how pressure affects the human body and different ways to manage it, this book allows middle graders to get a handle on what normal stress is and isn't --- and how to deal with it either way. Because knowing the facts can make all the difference.

Tanya Lloyd Kyi has written a clear, well-organized, fact-packed book that is meant to empower adolescents with information about stress. With experts increasingly embracing mindfulness techniques and stress-reduction programs for children, this book is an ideal tool for parents, teachers and students to learn the science behind it all. And its unique focus means it supports science, social studies and health education curricula. The book is divided into chapters and sections that break the information into easily readable chunks, with sidebars and factoids throughout. And the text contains loads of stories and examples, along with simple and often humorous illustrations by Marie-Ève Tremblay, which make learning about stress an enjoyable and interesting experience.

978-1-5253-0007-3 | Sep 3, 2019
List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $17.99
4-color 7 x 9 76 pages
Grades: 6 To 9 / Ages: 11 to 14
978-1-5253-0378-4 | Sep 3, 2019
List Price: USD $11.99, CAD $11.99

Awards & Reviews

“Excellent for research into the subject as well as personal enjoyment for science lovers.”
— Kirkus Reviews, June 2019
“This title packs a great deal of useful information in a thoroughly engaging package.”
— School Library Journal, September 2019
“Under Pressure provides a good overview of the science of stress, including types of stress, how to manage stress and stress research.”
— CM Magazine, January 2020
“... a helpful resource for any reader - adolescents, parents, educators, counsellors - seeking to understand the concrete processes that human bodies and brains undergo in stressful situations.”
— Montreal Review of Books, September 2019
2021 - Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2021 - Middle Grades Science Book Award, AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, Long-listed

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