Laurie Halse Anderson has created a list of some great choices for teens (and us adults) dealing with difficult topics, such as drug addiction, death, and alienation. I’m happy to say I have most of these in my media center already, but it’s nice to see them compiled together to make it easier to help make good suggestions to my students.
That’s what I love about books- they’re a wonderful way to remind you that you’re not alone, no matter what you’re going through. You can escape and connect through the characters’ experiences, all judgment-free.
Two of my favorites of all time, American Born Chinese and The Fault in Our Stars, are on here, as well as some I’m dying to read, like Eleanor & Park. It’s sitting on my desk… now to find the time!