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Mental Health: Empathy and Understanding

YA novels are a safe place for young adult readers to understand mental health illnesses from multiple perspectives and within a multitude of contexts. This collection of authors deftly delve into the many aspects of mental illness and the sprawling impact on everyone and everything around it.

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Comprehension Vocabulary

Double-Entry Journals

Teachers and students love double-entry journals because they are inherently collaborative and foster a connection between reading and writing.

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Weekly Lit Question

In New Kid, Jordan Banks draws a comic judging the covers of kids’ books. Which attribute is NOT one that he uses to describe books with African American heroes?

Mama says I always liked words; that I was talking before I could walk, and reading and writing before I even got to kindergarten. For some reason, I like poems ... I like making words fit together like puzzle pieces, and coming up with the perfect rhyme.

excerpt from Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

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