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Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens | Melissa Hart
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Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friendssuch as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobiacharacters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related booksall published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality
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sedeara
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I've got a lot of reading to do...

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Peddler410
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Day one of #bfcr2 and I did okay! Came up four minutes short of my sleep goal but if I hit it right off the bat it wouldn‘t be a challenge, right?
Steps on the other hand...my #fitwizards buddies are in a work week challenge. That makes a difference 😊
Book one (tagged) is almost complete—I stay up late to read, but sleep needs to improve so hopefully I‘ll finish in the morning!

Megabooks Great job!! 7mo
wanderinglynn Great start! 🙌🏻 7mo
RainyDayReading Awesome start! 7mo
Clwojick Way to go! This is a great start! 🙌🏻 and I love that you included sleep into your goals. My sleep is all over the place. Some days 4 hours, some days 9 😅 7mo
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Peddler410
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Everyone has that one book they should have written .... right!?

Well, this is that book for me! Why didn‘t I write this book? 😔

What book do you wish you would have written first?

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