ERIC Number: ED400488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Best Years of Their Lives: A Resource Guide for Teenagers in Crisis. Second Edition.
This is a guide to nonfiction, selective fiction, and videos for young people searching for answers. Its assortment of titles can give adolescents, ages 12 to 18, a better understanding of growing up in a rapidly changing world. With a few exceptions, most of the material included here has been published since 1990 and is currently available. The volume features 405 book and 86 video annotations and is a particularly useful sourcebook for libraries that serve young people. Age-level designations are provided for all entries and are based on a variety of factors, such as subject matter, format, depth of treatment, and writing style. Also included are interviews with authors and filmmakers. Materials appear under the following headings, with fiction and nonfiction titles grouped separately: Family Matters; School: For Better or Worse; Me: My Rights, My Friends, Myself; Safe Passage: At Home, At School, in the Community; Wellness; Being Sick, Staying Healthy; Sex Stuff; One Plus One Makes Three: Marriage, Pregnancy, and Parenting; Death: Romance and Reality; and Videos. These titles address a number of difficult subjects such as violence and safety in school, pregnancy, sexuality, suicide, sexual abuse, and learning disabilities. Contains a list of film distributors, an author-title index and a subject index. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Fiction, Help Seeking, Library Material Selection, Nonfiction, Nonprint Media, Resource Materials, Resources, Secondary Education, Youth Problems
American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611 ($25).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.