Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters

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Kia Jane Richmondauthor

Kia Jane Richmond, PhD, is professor of English at Northern Michigan University, where she directs the English Education program. She was selected as the recipient of her university's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014.

Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters

20181231

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 232
Topics Children's and Young Adult Collection Management

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Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters

Author(s): Richmond, Kia;
Contributors: Richmond, Kia;
Abstract:

This book explores how mental illness is portrayed in 21st-century young adult fiction and how selected works can help teachers, librarians, and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students combating mental illness.


• Offers extensive analysis of contemporary young adult fiction featuring youth with mental illness to help school and youth services librarians make informed collection development and readers' advisory decisions

• Examines the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness in adolescents in addition to how various disorders are diagnosed and treated

• Offers strategies for teachers and librarians to integrate quality texts into middle and high school curricula and into community initiatives aimed at confronting the stigma associated with mental illness

• Follows a standardized chapter format that makes it easy for readers to learn about the books and the mental illnesses they highlight

• Provides an extended list of resources at the end of each chapter that includes additional young adult fiction and nonfiction as well as adult fiction texts

SortTitle: mental illness in young adult literature: exploring real struggles through fictional characters
Keyword(s): Children's and Young Adult Collection Management
Author Info:
Kia Jane Richmondauthor

Kia Jane Richmond, PhD, is professor of English at Northern Michigan University, where she directs the English Education program. She was selected as the recipient of her university's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014.

eISBN-13: 9781440857393
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440857386
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pages: 232
Publication Date: 20181231

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