Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Books to share with teens who are suffering from grief and loss

1.  The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia - This is a fable for all ages.  Freddie the leaf illustrates and explored deeper meanings in the delicate balance between life and death.
2.  Losing Someone you Love:  When a Brother or Sister Dies, by Elizabeth Richter - Sixteen young people (ages 10 - 24) describe the fears, sorrow, and other emotions they experienced when a brother or sister died. (non-fiction)
3.  How it Feels when a Parent Dies, by Jill Krementz - Eighteen people (ages 7 to 16) describe their feelings and how they learned to go on in life. (non-fiction)
4.  No Time For Goodbyes, by Janice Harris Lord - Appropriate for older adolescents, this book deals with the sorrow, anger, and feelings of injustice after a violent or sudden death. (non-fiction)
5.  Learning to Say Goodbye, by Eda LeShan - Discusses the questions, fantasies and fears many have when someone close to them dies. (most appropriate for 11 - 13 year olds).

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