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Better With Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens

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Published: May 2019
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Author: MELISSA HART
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BIC Subject: Sociology: family & relationships
 
Published: 07-May-2019
Format: Paperback, 304 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781632172273
Stock Code: 2172273
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As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends--such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia--characters in books can help them feel less isolated. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers' lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books--all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age- those appropriate for middle school-aged readers and those for older teens. Reading lists are organized around- Racial and ethnic diversity Nature and ecology Immigration LGBTQI Adoption and foster care Learning differences Physical disabilities Religion and spirituality Body image Anxiety and depression Poverty and homelessnessAs young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends--such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia--characters in books can help them feel less isolated. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers' lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books--all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age- those appropriate for middle school-aged readers and those for older teens. Reading lists are organized around- Racial and ethnic diversity Nature and ecology Immigration LGBTQI Adoption and foster care Learning differences Physical disabilities Religion and spirituality Body image Anxiety and depression Poverty and homelessness
Melissa Hart is contributing editor for The Writer Magazine and creative writing teacher for Southern New Hampshire University's MFA program. She holds a BA in literature from U.C. Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies and an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She's the author of the award-winning middle-grade novel Avenging the Owl and two memoirs--Wild Within- How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family and Gringa- A Contradictory Girlhood. She's based in Eugene, Oregon, and travels frequently around the U.S. with her husband and 12-year-old daughter. www.melissahart.com.
 
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