Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Family Issues


Being literate increases a person's chances of enjoying good mental health, but many of today's teenagers come from backgrounds or circumstances that interfere with their literacy development. This unique resource for teachers, librarians, counselors and parents combines the expertise of two professionals: literacy experts and therapists. Together they provide guidance, through the examination and analysis of characters in young adult literature, to those working with troubled teens. Helping professionals and parents can gain insight into the inner workings of teenagers and encourage them to deal with their family issues and emotional problems while improving their reading and writing skills.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Pam B. Cole
  • Augustus Y. Napier
  • Jeffrey S. Kaplan
  • William A. Long Jr.
  • Diana Mitchell
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999


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