Kate Paris Battaglia, a resilient high school student, has taken advantage of COVID-imposed solitude to author her first book: 101 Tips for Surviving in a Pandemic: A Generation Z Guidebook. Born near 2000, Kate allows readers to travel into the minds of a generation accustomed to the technology of the internet. However, she surprisingly does not dwell on social media to cure all ills that COVID-19 and its variants have inflicted upon the "zoomers" of Gen Z. This astute young author:
offers advice on finding creative outlets in confined spaces.
suggests sharing resources and affection with both neighbor and stranger.
provides hope to those who have lost it in the melee of COVID variants, uncertain vaccines and treatments, and a changing educational and work landscape.
gives older generations (as baby boomers) a new vocabulary - like vlog!
Her survival tips are as simple as planting flowers and as complex as forgiveness. Kate Battaglia truly gives us a COVID guidebook for all ages!
"As a special education teacher and mother, I have labored to engage the young during periods of isolation (and remote learning) during the COVID -19 pandemic. Kate Battaglia has written the book I didn't know I needed, with tips that are useful and intuitive. She gives readers a window into the world of Generation Z, and new vocabulary to use both in teaching and parenting!" - Kelly B. Darmofal, author of 101 Tips for Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury
"I have been running online courses on positive psychology to help people cope with climate and COVID anxiety. I found many of my recommendations among the tips in this delightful little book, adapted to the needs and preferences of today's young people. As a Professional Grandfather, I am delighted to adopt Kate as a granddaughter, and can see a great future ahead of her. This list of 101 Tips is a coping aid, but it is also amusing and entertaining. Regardless of your age, you can't do much better than to use it as a starting point for improving your attitude to life, regardless of your circumstances." - Bob Rich, PhD, author of From Depression to Contentment: A Self-Therapy Guide
"The isolation experienced by GEN Z due this pandemic is worrisome to all educators across the world. Kate's tips encourage GEN Z to take risks, challenge their minds and emotions, all while daring to try something new to support their social emotional well being and growth!" - Maria J. Davis, M.Ed., Barbieri Elementary School Principal, Massachusetts