First published in the June 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
Flintridge Bookstore will present freelance journalist Lisa L. Lewis, author of the book “The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive” on Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m.
Lewis will be joined by state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, whose opening remarks emphasize the critical importance of this issue. SB Bill 328, requiring healthy start times for schools, was introduced to the senate by Portantino, passed in 2019, and was the first law of its kind in the country. Lewis helped spark the bill.
Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep-deprived as a result with far-reaching consequences. Lewis has written a guide targeted to parents and educators who want to help their exhausted teens.
“The Sleep-Deprived Teen” features:
• The science of why sleep matters and how it changes during the teen years
• An overview of how sleep affects mental health, athletic performance and academic success
• Specific, practical advice for helping teens get more (and better) sleep
• An inside look at California’s new school start-time law and how it’s expected to address teens’ sleep loss and enhance their health and well-being
Flintridge Bookstore is located at 858 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. The store is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is street parking as well as a lot behind the store off Beulah Drive.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at email@example.com or call the store at (818) 790-0717.