Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Family Issues

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About the Editor and Contributors
JOAN F. KAYWELL is an Associate Professor of English Education at the University of South Florida where she has won Teaching Awards in 1991, 1994, and 1996. She is passionate about assisting preservice and practicing teachers in discovering ways to improve literacy. She donates her time extensively to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and its Florida affiliate (FCTE), and holds these offices: She is a Past-President of FCTE, the 1999 President of ALAN, the former Adolescent Literature Column Editor for English Journal, and a reviewer for The New Advocate. She is published in several journals, regularly reviews young adult novels for The ALAN Review, and has four textbooks: Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics, Volumes One, Two, & Three ( 1993, 1995, 1997) and Adolescents At Risk: A Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction for Young Adults, Parents, and Professionals ( 1993, Greenwood Press).
CYNTHIA ANN BOWMAN is Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she teaches middle school and secondary methods courses and multicultural education. She is committed to creating learning opportunities for at-risk adolescents and is involved in providing preservice teachers opportunities to work in urban settings. As a recipient of the 1991 James Britton Award for Inquiry in English Language Arts, she was invited to serve as a delegate at the International Federation of Teachers of English Conference that convened in New York City in 1995. She presents regularly at National Council of Teachers of

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