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"Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers series, provides a bibliotherapeutic focus for educators working with teens who are coping with grief and loss. . . . The book provides a wealth of information for educators hoping to provide guidance to troubled teens. . . . Large public libraries with extensive parent or teacher collections and school librarians would benefit form the purchase of this book."
"The literary analyses included are interesting and even entertaining."
"[W]ill be popular with teachers, library media specialists and public librarians. . . . Recommended as excellent background reading for persons entering the field who want to try to understand the teenage animal."
Reference for Students -- GaleGroup.com Reviews
"This book will be useful to teachers who are interested in making assigned books more relevant to issues faced by today's students, and to librarians for young adult collection development."
The Book Report
"In this interesting, well-written collection of articles, professionals in physical and mental health education suggest ways of helping adolescents cope with disability by means of literature. . . . this book is an excellent professional reference, with a no-nonsense approach that maps out concrete methods."
Readings:A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health
"The search for one's healthy identity is an ancient quest reflected throughout history in myths and stories where human glory and conquest are often layered with great pain and self doubt. Today, this quest is found pravelently in young adult novels, where characters wrestle with modern dilemmas in order to find themselves. This reference resource provides a link for teachers, media specialists, parents and other adults to those novels and how to use them effectively. . . . This innovative aproach is meant to provide the opportunity for adults and adolescents to better understand each other."