CAP-PDX Teen health issues

Annotation:A great website with resources, tips, and general info including puberty, menstruation, and sexuality for tween and teen girls, specifically.

Blind Mountain
Blind Mountain By Thomas, Jane Resh Book - 2006 j THOMAS Available in some locations

Annotation:Realistic fiction, eye injury, bullying (parental), family friction

Annotation:Health, sexuality, nutrition, question and answer

Annotation:Sex Ed for the real world. Inclusive, comprehensive, and smart sexuality information and help for teens and 20's.

Rules By Lord, Cynthia Book - 2006 j LORD Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 68 copies

Annotation:Realistic Fiction: Dealing with a brother on the autism spectrum; disabilities; peer pressure.

Safe By Shaw, Susan Book - 2007 y SHAW Available in some locations

Annotation:Realistic Fiction: This book starts immediately after Tracy has been raped, and lets you see inside Tracey’s head, experiencing her emotions and fears and most importantly, her struggle to make sense of what happened to her and to reconnect with the memory of feeling safe. She finds ways to help herself heal, with the help of the most important things in her life: a kind father, the memory of a loving mother, and good friends who wait in the wings for her "return." Emotionally difficult, but worth every word.

Side Effects
Side Effects By Koss, Amy Goldman Book - 2006 y KOSS Available in some locations

Annotation:Realistic Fiction: This book isn’t for everyone – it talks about some of the gross stuff that happens when our bodies are fighting cancer, there are some curse words and Izzy isn’t always a brave, happy little fighter the way other books and movies sometimes show cancer patients. She’s real, and that’s what makes this book so good.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox
The Adoration of Jenna Fox By Pearson, Mary Downloadable Audiobook - 2009

Annotation:SciFi: Genetic manipulation; quality of life; medical experimentation' memory loss

All the Broken Pieces
All the Broken Pieces A Novel in Verse By Burg, Ann E. Book - 2009 y BURG 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Historical Fiction: adoption; PTSD; war

Fever, 1793
Fever, 1793 By Anderson, Laurie Halse Book - 2000 y ANDERSON 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Historical Fiction: yellow fever; death

Because I Am Furniture
Because I Am Furniture By Chaltas, Thalia Book - 2009 y CHALTAS 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fiction, free verse poems: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, survivor's guilt

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies By Cochrane, Mick Book - 2009 j COCHRANE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fiction: parent death; sexual harassment; stepping outside traditional gender roles

Skin By Vrettos, Adrienne Maria Book - 2007 y VRETTOS 2007

Annotation:Fiction: eating disorders; anorexia - told from POV of the victim's surviving brother.

LIE By Bock, Caroline Book - 2011 y BOCK 2011 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Fiction: violence; racism; bullying

Sold By McCormick, Patricia eBook - 2011

Annotation:Fiction, free verse poems: Human trafficking; sexual abuse; physical abuse; emotional abuse

Perfect By Friend, Natasha eBook - 2004

Annotation:Fiction: eating disorders

Cut By McCormick, Patricia Downloadable Audiobook - 2003

Annotation:Fiction: cutting

Small Steps
Small Steps The Year I Got Polio By Kehret, Peg Book - 2006 j 616.835 K26s 2006 Available in some locations


Broken Memory
Broken Memory A Novel of Rwanda By Combres, Élisabeth Book - 2009 y COMBRES 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Memoir: racism; parent death; genocide; victim of a crime

When Life Stinks
When Life Stinks How to Deal With your Bad Moods, Blues, and Depression By Piquemal, Michel Book - 2004 y 305.235 P666w 2004 Available in some locations
Don't Sweat It!
Don't Sweat It! Every Body's Answers to Questions You Don't Want to Ask By Crump, Marguerite Book - 2002 y 613.0433 C956d 2002
S.E.X The All-you-need-to-know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College By Corinna, Heather Book - 2007 y 306.70835 C798s 2007 Available in some locations
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