If you want to be successful in life, you must in invest in your mental computer. Remember, just like any computer, garbage in, garbage out. The list of books below that Youth Branding University is recommending will enrich the lives of our youths, parents, and adults in general. Please join us as we encourage our youths to read books of self-development, meaning, and purpose in order that they may learn how to successfully and effectively prepare for the future.

1. Invest in your teenager’s education so that they will have a better life.

2. Why A Daughter Needs A Dad: 100 Reasons, Gregory E. Lang

3. Mothers & Sons: Raising Boys to Be Men, Jean Lush with Pamela Vredevek

4. Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People: Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way, S. Truett Cathy

5. Mastering the Seven Decisions: That Determine Personal Success, Andy Andrews

6. Overworked, Overwhelmed & Under Paid: Simple Steps to go From Stress to Success!, Louis Barajas

7. *Small Business, Big Life, Louis Barajas

8. How to Think Like a Millionaire, Mark Fisher, Marc Allen

9. Secret’s of the Millionaire Inside: The 7 Step Formula For Becoming A Millionaire

10. *The Instant Millionaire, Mark Fisher

11. Visionary Business, Marc Allen

12. Simple Principles To Become A Millionaire, Alex A.Lluch

13. The 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class, Keith Cameron Smith

14. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, T. Harv Eker

15. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Cards, T. Harv Eker

16. The Millionaire Mind, Thomas J. Stanley, PHD

17. *The Millionaire Door, Thomas J. Stanley

18. Pulling Weeds to Picking Stocks: The Adolescent Millionaire, Beatty Boys

19. Career Quizzes, 12 Tests to Help You Discover and Develop Your Dream Career, John L. Liptak, Ed.D.

20. Priorities: Mastering Time Management, James C. Petty

21. The Book of Excellence: 236 Habits of Effective Salespeople, Byrd Baggett

22. The Dream Giver, Bruce Wilkinson with David & Heather Kopp

23. Focus: What’s in Your Vision, Art Sepulveda

24. Living Fiscally Fit: 1000 Ways to Get Out of Debt & Build Financial Wealth: Assess Your Financial Picture, Save More, Spend Less, Invest in the Future, Woman’s Day

25. You’re Broke Because You Want To Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead, Larry Winget (The Pitbull of Personal Development)

26. Encouraging Innovation: Through 5 Key Conversations: Self Assessment, Marianne Minor and Jocelyn Kung

27. What To Do When Money Is Funny: Real Solutions to Financial Challenges: Lee Jenkins

28. 24 Keys That Bring Complete Success, Paul J. Meyer

29. Success is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices, Change Your Life, Tommy Newberry

30. Keys to Financial Excellence, Phil Pringle

31. The How To Easily Handle Difficult People Handbook: Everything Problem-People Don’t Want You to Know, Murray Oxman

32. Too Old For This, Too Young For That: Your survival Guide For The Middle School Years, Harriet S. Mosatche, PhD, and Karen Unger, M.A.

33. Business Etiquette: 101 Ways to Conduct Business With Charm & Savvy, Ann Marie Sabath

34. Good Manners for Every Occasion: How to Look Smart and Act Right, Emilie Barnes

35. Checklist for Life for Teens, Thomas Nelson Publishing

36. Leadership 101: An Interactive Leadership Development Guide For Students, Denise WanEck

37. Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy: A Teen Survival Guide, Michael J. Bradley, ED.D

38. The Success Principles For Teens: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Jack Canfield and Kent Healy

39. Ultimate Guide to Personal Finance For Entrepreneurs, Peter Sander with J. Jeffrey Lambert

40. Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages, Jean Armour Polly

41. Money Matters for Teens Workbook: Age 11 - 14, Larry Burkett

42. Money Matters for Teens: Spend, Earn, save, Give, Larry Burkett with Marnie Wooding

43. Basics of Economics, Steck Vaugh

44. Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap: How to Measure Equity in Our Schools, Ruth S. Johnson

45. Delegation Bootcamp, AMA

46. Probability and Statistics, Wendy Osterman

47 .Department Store Math, Remedia Publications

48. Data Management: Data & Probability, On the Mark

49. Money Jingo Style Game

50. Life Strategies for Teens, Jay McGraw

51. Life Strategies for Teens Workbook, Jay Mcgraw

52. Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together, Jay McGraw

53. A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself & Other Stuff, AmericanGirl

54. A Smart Girl’s Guide to Money: How to Make It, Save It, and Spend It, AmericanGirl

55. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Personal Workbook, Sean Covey

56. The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make Personal Workbook, Sean Covey

57. The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, Sean Covey

58. The Motley Fool Investment Guide For Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed of, David and Tom Gardner with Selena Maranjian

59. Common Sense Business for Kids, Kathryn Daniels

60. The Power of Positive Thinking for Teens, Mary Lou Carney (Editor-in-Chief, Guideposts for Teens)

61. Organizing From the Inside Out for Teens; The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Room, Your Time, and Your Life, Julie Morgenstern and Jessi Morgenstern-Colon

62. So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids, Diane e. Levin, Ph.D, and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D

63. Consumer Reports Buying Guide

64. On Mu Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance, Manisha Thako, MBA, CFA, and Sharon Kedar, MBA, CFA

65. The Teen Girl’s Gotta-have-It Guide to Money: Getting Smart and Making It, Saving It, and Spending It, Jessica Blatt with Variny Paladino

66. Attitudes That Attract Success, Wayne Cordeiro

67. Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make With Money

68. Crash Course on Money Smarts: 15 Laws of Managing Money and Creating Wealth, Larry J. Koeing, PH.D

69. My Space My Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Kids & Navigating, Jason Illian

70. A Teen’s Game Plan For Life, Lu Holtz

71. The Relationship Doctor’s Prescription for Building Your Child’s Self-Image, Dr. David Hawkins

72. The Principles and Power of Vision: Keys to Achieving Personal and Corporate Destiny, Dr. Myles Munroe

73. Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits, T.D. Jakes

74. Secrets of Success: 38 Leaders Tell You How To Achieve You, Cosmo Girl!

75. The 25-Day Financial Makeover, Francine L. Huff

76. ½ Price Living: Secrets to Living well on One Income Ellie Kay

77. Essential Money: Everything You Need to Manage Your Personal Finances Wisely, Peter Sander, M.B.A.

78. Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction, Orlich Harder Callahan Trevisan Brown

79. You Are What You Think, David Stoop, Ph.D

80. 200 Best Jobs for College Graduates, Michael Farr and Lawrence Shatkin, Ph.D

81. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens Journal, Richard Carlson, Ph.D

82. Raising Teenagers Right, James Dobson

83. Rich day’s Guide to Becoming Rich Without Cutting Up Your Credit Cards: Turn Bad Debt into Good Debt, Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter, CPA

84. Rich Day’s Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter With Your Money, Robert T. Kiyosaki

85. Why We Want You To Be Rich: Two Men, One Vision, Donald J. Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Meredith McIver, Sharon Lechter

86. Giving Your Child the Excellence Edge: 10 Traits Your Child Needs to Achieve Lifelong Success, Vicki Caruana

87. It’s A Money Thing: A Girl’s Guide to Managing Money, By the Women’s Foundation of California

88. From entrepreneur to Inforpreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks, and Information Products, Stephanie Chandler

89. What Color Is Your Parachute? Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future, Richard Nelson Bolles and Carol Christen with Jean M. Bloomquist

90. Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High Performing Schools, Alan M. Blankstein

91. The Code: The 5 Secrets of Teen Success, Mawi Asgedom

92. Debt Proof Your Kids: An Interesting Thing Happened on the Way to Getting a Financially Confident Life…My Kids Got One Too, Mary Hunt (Founder and Publisher of Cheapskate Monthly)

93. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Money for Teens, Susan Shelly

94. Bank of American Student Financial Handbook

95. Atlanta High School Graduate 2009 (

96. Not So Stupid Parents: Why Your Kids Think You’re Weird and How to Prove Otherwise, Hayley DiMarco

97. Debt Proof Your Kids, Mary Hunt (AOL Money Coach and Woman’s Day Money Columnist)

98. The Book of Lists For Teens: Over 250 Lists of Who’s Who, What’s Up, How to, Why Not, and Whatever! Sandra and Harry Choron

99. Be Confident in Who You Are: Middle School Confidential, Annie Fox, M.Ed

100. The O’reilly Factor For Kids: A Survival Guide for America’s Family, Bill O’Reilly and Charles Flowers

101. The Major of Thinking Big: Lean the Secrets of Success, David J. Schwartz, Ph.D

102. 60 Minutes of Wisdom: Insight in an Instant, Derek Grier

103. Walk Awhile in my Shoes: Gut Level, Real-World Messages from Managers to Employees, Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

104. *It’s Called Work for a Reason!, Larry Winget

105. 30 Days To Taming Your Finances: What To Do (and Not Do) to Better Manage Your Money, Deborah Smith Pegues

106. Personal Finances: Includes Family Budget Models, Larry Burkett

107. Help Yourself For Teens: real-Life Advice for Real Life Challenges, Dave Pelzer

108. Releasing Your Potential, Exposing the Hidden You, Myles Munroe

109. Understanding Your Potential, Discovering the Hidden you, Myles Munroe

110. Dare To Dream, Then Do It: What Successful People Know and Do, John C. Maxwell

111. Leadership: Empowering, Team Building, Inspiring, Supporting, Vision, Essential Managers

112. Are You Ready For This: Life, Job, Insight, Character, Relationships, Plans, Finances, Friends, Career,

113. An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, Quentin Schultze

114. Globalization: Opportunities, Relationships, Technology, Ethics, Strategies, Essential Manager

115. High-Velocity Culture Change: A Handbook for Managers, Price Pritchett & Ron Pound

116. 97 Things To Do Before You Finish High School, Steven Jenkins and Erika Stalder

117. Daily Life Strategies for Teens, Jay McGraw

118. The Wall Street Journal: Complete Money & Investing Guidebook, Dave Kansas

119. Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success Playbook: Applying The Pyramid of Success to Your Life, John Wooden, Jay Carty

120. Minute Motivators For Leaders: Quick Inspiration for the Time of Your Life, Stan Toler

121. The Teen Quiz Book: 60 Quizzes Reveal Your Attitudes About Guys, Friends, School, Family, Style, and Beauty, Annalee Levine, Jana Johnson, Arlene Hamilton Stewart

122. Keys for Leadership, Dr. Myles Munroe

123. Leadership With a Human Touch, The Economics Press, Inc.

124. The ABC’s of Entrepreneurship, Dr. Kathleen A. Begley

125. The Money Drunk: 90 Days To Financial Freedom, Mark Bryan and Julia Cameron

126. Debt-Free Living: How To Get Out Of Debt and Stay Out, Larry Burkett

127. Help! I’m Drowning In Debt, Dr. Bill Maier

128. 2009 Action Plan: Keeping Your Money Safe & Sound, Suze Orman

129. The Rule of Money, How to Make It and How to Hold on to It, Richard Templar

130. Debt Elimination 101, John Cummuta

131. *Transforming Debt Into Wealth System, John Cummuta

132. Becoming Money Smart, Max Lucado

133. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, Ben Carson, MD