Friday, May 9, 2008

Financial Literacy For Teens - Bibliography

Selected Financial Literacy Websites, Articles & Books

Below lies a small offering of websites where you can obtain free (or almost free pamphlets), curriculum
guides and brochures as handouts for your programs.

National Organizations
www.jumpstart.org Jumpstart Coalition
www.ja.org Junior Achievement—Teach Free Enterprise to Kids
www.nefe.org National Endowment for Financial Education
www.ftc.gov Federal Trade Commission—Consumer Protection
www.ncce.net National Council on Economic Education


National Grantors
www.jpmorgan.com J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
www.ffliteracy.com The Foundation for Financial Literacy
www.emkf.org Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
www.citigroup.com Citigroup Foundation

....of course there are many more but feel free to seek other grantors through the Foundation Center’s Online
Directory!


Inspirational Reading Material

Bamford, Janet. Streetwise: A Guide for Teen Investors. (2000)

Bijlefeld, Marjolijn and Sharon Zoumbaris. Teen Guide to Personal Financial Management. (2000)

Draut. Tamara. Strapped: Why America’s 20 and 30 Somethings Can’t Get Ahead. (2006)

Godfrey, Neal & Caroline Edwards. Money Doesn't Grow On Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially
Responsible Children. (2006)

Kiyosaki, Robert and Sharon Lechter. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money—
That The Poor and Middle Class Do Not! (2000)

Jones, Patrick. New Directions for Library Services to Young Adults. (2002)

Mundrake, George and Betty Brown. “A Case for Personal Financial Education.” Business Education Forum.
15:1 (2002): 22-25.

Morris, Kenneth and Virginia. Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money & Investing. (1999)

Owen, David. The First National Bank of Dad: The Best Way to Teach Kids about Money. (2003)

Jonathan, Jack. Yes You Can: Raise Home Grown Financially Aware Kids. (2002)

Talan, Carole. Founding & Funding Family Literacy Programs: A How-to-Do-It Manual. (1999)

Vaillancourt, Renee J. Managing Young Adult Services. (2002)
Articles of Interest


“Are Credit Cards For Teens a Good Idea?” NewsNet5. 2002. 8 January 2003.
http://www.newsnet5.com/yourmoney/troubleshooter/yourmoney-troubleshooter

Asinof, Lynn. “A Crash Course in Setting A Budget: A Young Professional Learns How to Stop Living from
Paycheck to Paycheck. Boston Globe. 11 December 2005

Brown, Carolyn M. “Teaching Financial Literacy. Africana.com Education
http://www.africana.com/Column/bl_ways_43.thm 8 January 2003.

Cook, Stephanie. “Teen Investors Lured by a ‘Game that Can Pay”. Christian Science Monitor. 26 February
2001.

Johnson-Elie, Tannette. “Club teaches girls value of money” Milwakuee Journal Sentinel. 6 May 2002.

Pressler, Margaret Webb. "Kids Get Money-Smart". Washington Post, 15 April 2007.

Reeves, Scott. “Kids Say 'Charge It!'; Granny Says 'Make Do'". Forbes. 26 October 2005

Rosen, Steve. “Kids’ Corner: Parents’ Efforts Can Go Far in Ending Financial Literacy.” Kansas City Star. 3
February 2002

Rosen, Steve. “Teens Who Earn Money May Need to File Tax Returns.” Kansas City Star.18 March 2002.

Silver-Greenberg, Jessica. "The Dirty Secret of Campus Credit Cards". Business Week. 6 September 2007.

Stefanova, Kristina. “High Schoolers, High Rollers”. Washington Times. 2 July 2001.

Tergessen, Anne. “No Kidding! Teens are Trading Big-Time. Business Week. 8 January 2003.

Todorova, Aleksandra. "Are We Better Off Today?". Smart Money, January 31, 2006

Webb, Dexter. “Why Teenagers Have an Entrepreneurial Edge.” Wall Street Journal.11 February 2003.

Children’s Fiction

Axelrod, May. Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math & Money. (1997)
Berenstain, Stan. Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money
Brown, Marc. Arthur’s Pet Business (1990)
Child, Lauren. Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent. (2004)
Clements, Andrews. Lunch Money (2005)
Coleman, Evelyn. Riches of Osceola McCarty. (1998)
--------------------. Born in Sin. (2001)
Curtis, Christopher P. Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money. (2005)
-------------------------. Elijah of Buxton. (2007)
Davies, Jacqueline. Lemonade War (2007)
DePaola, Tommie. Erandi’s Braids (1999)
Friedman, Laura. In Business with Mallory (2006)
Flake, Sharon. Money Hungry. (2001)
----------------. Begging for Change. (2004)
Greene, Stephanie. Owen Foote, Money Man (2003)
Grey, Mini. The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon. (2006)
Hayes, Joe. A Spoon for Every Bite. (1996)
Lasky, Kathryn. Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker. (2003)
Leedy, Karen. Follow the Money. (2003)
Merill, Jean and Jan Palmer. Toothpaste Millionaire. (1999)
Na, An. A Step from Heaven. (2003)
Paulsen, Gary. Lawn Boy. (2007)
Viorst, Judy. Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. (1987)
Warner, Sally. This Isn’t About the Money. (2002)
Williams, Vera. A Chair for My Mother (1984)
Ziefert, Harriet. You Can’t Buy A Dinosaur with a Dime: Problem Solving in Dimes and Cents. (2003).


Young Adult Fiction (Grades 8 and up)

Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. (2007)
Cheva, Cherry. She’s So Money (2008)
Ecklisen, Eric. The Last Mall Rat. (2003)
Jasper, Kenji. Seeking Salamanca Mitchell. (2004)
Johnson, Angela. First Part Last. (2003)
Mazer, Anne. Working Days: Short Stories About Teenagers at Work. (1997)
Souljah, Sister. Coldest Winter Ever. (1999)
Westerfield, Scott. So Yesterday. (2004)
Von Siegesar, Ceily. Gossip Girl Series (2002- )

Home Video Recommendations
Danny Schechter (Director). “In Debt We Trust” Disinformation, 2006. DVD
James D. Scurlock (Director). “Maxed Out” Magnolia, 2007. DVD
PBS:Frontline. “Secret History of the Credit Card” (2004). DVD & VHS

Children’s Nonfiction

Adams, T.R. and Rob. How to Be a Teenage Millionaire. (2000).
Berg, Adriane and Arthur Berg Bochner. The New Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids. (2007)
Cribb, Joe and Laura Buller. Money (DK Eyewitness Books) (2005).
Drobot, Eve. Money, Money, Money: Where It Comes From, How to Save It, Spend It, and Make It. (2004)
Fuller, Donna Jo. The Stock Market (How Economics Works) (2005)
Gray, Farrah. Reallonaire: Nine Steps to Becoming Rich Inside and Out. (2004)
Graydon, Shari and Warren Clark. Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know.
(2003)
Karlitz, Gail. Growing Money: A Complete Investing Guide for Kids (2001)
Lewis, Barbara. A Kid’s Guide to Service Projects. (1995)
Linecker, Adelia. What Color is Your Piggy Bank: Entrepreneurial Ideas for Self-Starting Kids (2004)
Maestro, Betsey and Guilio. The Story of Money. (1993)
McGillian, Jaime K. The Kids’ Money Book: Earning*Saving *Spending*Investing*Donating (2004)
Reeves, Diane L and Gayle Bryan. Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Money. (2001)
Godfrey, Neale. Neale S. Godfrey’s Ultimate Kids Money Book. (1998)
Loewen, Nancy. Ups and Downs: A Book About the Stock Market. (2005) Money Matters Series
Marioti, Steve. Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business. (2002)
Nguyen, Duy. Origami with Paper Bills: Another Way to Impress People With Your Money! (2005)
Rancic, Bill. Beyond the Lemonade Stand. (2006)
Smith, Pat and Lynn Roney. Wow the Dow!: The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Kids How to Invest in the
Stock Market (2000)


Young Adult Nonfiction (Grades 8 and up)

Covey, Stephen. Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. (1998)
Gardner, David & Tom. Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money than Your
Parents Ever Dreamed Of. (2002)
Graham, Stedman. Teens Can Make It Happen. (2000)
Johnson, Cameron. You Call The Shots: Succeed Your Way—And Live the Life You Want—with the 19
Essential Secrets to Entrepreneurship. (2007)
Kiyosaki, Robert and Sharon Lechter. Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets of Money—That You Don’t
Learn in School.(2004)
McGraw, Jay. Life Strategies for Teens. (2000)
Temko, Florence and V’Ann Cornelius. Money Folding. (1995)
Zeiler, Freddi. A Kid’s Guide to Giving. (2006)


This bibliography was created by Vickie Beene-Beavers for the MLA 2008 Annual Conference: Growing Communities 5/8/2008 and is published here with her permission.

-Sarah C.

1 comment:

Irene_J said...

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