As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends--such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia--characters in books can help them feel less isolated. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers' lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books--all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age- those appropriate for middle school-aged readers and those for older teens. Reading lists are organized around- Racial and ethnic diversity Nature and ecology Immigration LGBTQI Adoption and foster care Learning differences Physical disabilities Religion and spirituality Body image Anxiety and depression Poverty and homelessness

ISBN: 9781632172273
Publication date: 07/05/2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Dimension: 213mm X 139mm