Depression, Anger, Sadness

Depression, Anger, Sadness

by Al Desetta

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VOYA - Laura Woodruff
These small, colorful paperbacks are companion books featuring essays produced by teens participating in a nonprofit youth program of journalism workshops in New York. According to the editors, each year up to 100 young people, mostly African-American, Latino, Asian, or recent immigrants, learn coping strategies and basic writing skills that equip them for future academic success through their semester-long experience in Youth Communication. Readers are invited to make tax deductible contributions. As one might expect, the stories are short descriptions, written in adolescent prose, of painful family and peer-related encounters. Depression focuses on negative feelings, including suicidal thoughts, while Growing gives personal, sometimes impudent, reflections on being female. Each entry is about four pages long, introduced by small, original black-and-white illustrations; sidebars in bold highlight sentences from the text. The last section, "A Guide to Getting Help," defines counseling terms, followed by a discussion guide for those who do group work. Possibly most useful in such settings, these publications have limited appeal. Reviewer: Laura Woodruff

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Youth Communication, New York Center
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Product dimensions:
0.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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