Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Health Issues


The traditional illnesses and high risk behaviors of today's adolescents have become interwoven due to the multitude of physical, social and emotional changes young people experience. Through appropriate literature, adolescents can find the power to heal and renew their lives. This reference resource provides a link for teachers, media specialists, parents, and other adults to those novels that can help adolescents struggling with health issues. Educators and therapists explore novels where common health issues are addressed in ways to captivate teens. Using fictional characters, these experts provide guidance on encouraging adolescents to cope while improving their reading and writing skills.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kathleen Carico
  • Paula Stanley
  • Cynthia Ann Bowman
  • Phyllis A. Gordon
  • Kim McCollum-Clark
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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