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Book List - Teenagers
About abuse | Fiction
- When teenage girls have been sexually abused
by Louise Doyle
- When teenage boys have been sexually abused
by John Napier-Hemy
by Lois Lowry
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear
or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community.
When Jonas turns twelve he is singled out to receive special training from The
Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life.
Now it's time for Jonas to receive the truth.
There is no turning back.
Fictional works about abuse
- The Hanged Man
by Francesca Lia Block
by Anke De Vries, Stacey Knect (translator)
- Acting Normal
by Julia Hoban
- Parrot in the Oven*
by Victo-r Martinez
*Perico, or parrot, was what Dad called me sometimes. It was from a Mexican
saying about a parrot that complains how hot is in the shade, while all along
he's sitting inside an oven.
Dad believed people were like money. You could be a thousand-dollare person
or a hundred -dollar person - even a ten-, five- or one-dollar person. Below
that, everybody was just nickels and dimes. To my dad, we were pennies.
Fourteen-year-old Manny Hernandez wants to be more than just a penny.
He wants to be a vato firme, the kind
of guy people respect. But that's not easy when your father is abusive, your
brother can't hold a job, and your mother scrubs the house as if she can wash
her troubles away.
In Manny's neighbourhood, the way to get respect is to be in a gang. But Manny's
not sure that joining a gang is the solution. Because, after all, it's his
life - and he wants to be the one to decide what happens to it.
Winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Parrot
in the Oven: mi vida is a fresh, original, and powerfully written account
of one boy's coming-of-age in a difficult time.
- Touching Spirit Bear
by Ben Mikaelsen
Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the
roots of his anger without absolving him of responsibility for his actions,
and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers
and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power
of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing. - HarperCollins Publishers
by Marilyn Reynolds
- When She Hollers
by Cynthia Voigt
- I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
by Jacqueline Woodson
- The Teenage Survival Handbook
by Regional Maple Leaf Communications Inc.
"Why do teens want to grow up so fast? Because it can be awful that's why!
There's no place where you feel like you really belong - you're not a little kid
and you're not an adult. Your body starts rearranging itself and doesn't bother to
consult you about the changes. Your parents seem to spend most of their time
thinking up ways to make you miserable, alternating between telling you you're too old for
having one kind of fun and you're too young for another." - Dear Andy (The advice
column for teens)
Regional Maple Leaf Communications Inc.
1730 Midland Walwyn Tower, Edmonton Centre, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z2
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