Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Societal Issues

Synopsis

Teachers, media specialists, parents, and other adults who work with adolescents must recognize that our society influences who teenagers are and how they develop as language users. This unique resource provides guidance to these professionals by pairing literacy specialists with counselors who introduce information about societal issues important to today's adolescents. These experts then explore literature in which issues such as: body image, sexuality, and leaving home are addressed in ways likely to interest teens. By examining fictional characters, these experts provide guidance to those working with teenagers, so they can encourage adolescents to deal with the conflicts and issues imposed upon them by our society while improving their reading and writing skills.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Pamela S. Carroll
  • Elizabeth L. Watts
  • Lashawnda Eggelletion
  • Gail P. Gregg
  • Maureen Kenny
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999