Many young people today are dealing with issues that can isolate them from family and friends--among them depression, anxiety, racism, and homophobia--and relating to characters in novels who face similar challenges can help them feel less alone. Reading books across a wide range of topics can also generate empathy and compassion in all kids. Chapters explore topics of concern and include recommended reading lists. Through the power of reading, kids can find comfort and perspective, and adults can find a way into meaningful conversations with their tweens and teens.
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