15 Self Care and Healing Books for Teens


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As the whole world - including education and the publishing industry - grapples with how best to serve teens through mental health concerns, we teachers are often doing our best to help students find books that they can identify with and that they can see themselves in - or conversely, books to give them hope out of their current situations.

I recently asked several English teachers to share fiction OR nonfiction titles about mental health, self-care, and/or healing that are appropriate for a secondary classroom, and here are the results.

20 Picture Books for the Secondary English Classroom


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Picture books aren't just for early readers! Many fantastic picture books concisely teach a concept, portray a literary device, or fill in background knowledge in a way that can not only fit into one class period but also keep teenagers' attention.

I recently asked several English teachers to share worthwhile picture books for a middle or high school English class, and here are the results. Many of these would be great read-alouds!