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Bibliotherapy Books for Children and Young Adults: Friendship

This guide details resources for bibliotherapy, especially for use in SPSY 6350 - School-Based Interventions: Children, Youth and Families and SPSY 6400 - School-Based Interventions: Groups, Classrooms and Systems.

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Summary:  In eighth grade, computer whiz Erin Swift learns a lot about friendship, relationships with boys, maturity, guilt, and forgiveness.

We Were Here

Summary:  Haunted by the event that sentences him to time in a group home, Miguel breaks out with two unlikely companions and together they begin their journey down the California coast hoping to get to Mexico and a new life.

Luv Ya Bunches

Summary:  Four friends--each named after a flower--navigate the ups and downs of fifth grade. Told through text messages, blog posts, screenplay, and straight narrative.

Bone by Bone by Bone

Summary:  In 1950s Tennessee, ten-year-old David's racist father refuses to let him associate with his best friend Malcolm, an African American boy.

Feathers

Summary:  When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.