Tough topics

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┬áI 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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-halse-anderson/top-11-ya-books-for-talki_b_4570395.html

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!