Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction

I just finished a class presentation on collection development and selection policy for LGBTQ teens and found this article in my SLJ so I wanted to make sure and share it also. Materials for all of our diverse groups in the library is not only a policy but it is our duty. This was a timely article and a great list of titles for inclusion in any well-rounded collection for teens. Love my SLJ!

Juvenile Justice Literacy Project

Great article and good list of books – not really perfect for the teens I serve, but important to have handy.

By Erin E. Moulton at School Library Journal

SLJ1411w FT MetalHealths Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction

It’s been a quiet day at the reference desk at the rural public library where I work, but the hum begins to pick up as the afternoon wears on. Teens drift in, looking for books, movies, and video games. One of my regulars approaches me. He comes up to the desk once a month or so, and always for the same reason.

“Do you have any books on anxiety?” he asks.

I decide to skip the reference interview with him. The last time, it seemed to mute him and he ran.

“Sure let me show you,” I say, quickly heading toward the 600s. “Do you think any of these will…

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