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Death is Hard to Live With by Janet Bode; Laurel Leaf, 1994 Cartoons, pop art and interviews
Facing Change, Falling Apart and Coming Together in the Teen Years by Donna O'Toole; Compassion Books, 1995 Addresses grief as a response to many kinds of loss, what helps, resources and bouncing back
Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins by Enid Traisman, 2006. A journal for teenagers. Teens can write letters, copy down meaningful lyrics, write songs and poems, tell the person who died what they want them to know, finish business and use their creativity to work through the grieving process.
The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends by Helen Fitzgerald; Fireside, 2000
Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens by Alan D. Wolfelt, Phd; Companion Press, 2001
Helping Teens Cope with Death The Dougy Center; Dougy Center, 1999
Helping Teens Work Through Grief by Mary Kelly Perschy; Accelerated Development, 1999 Aimed at adults to assist teens
Life Happens: A Teenagers Guide to Friends, Failure, Sexuality, Love, Rejection, Addiction, Peer Pressure, Families, Loss, Depression and Change (non-fiction) Kathy McCoy, Charles Wibbelsman; Berkley Publishing Group, 1996 Includes the death of a family member, symptoms of depression and what to expect from a mental health provider in addition to other teenage issues.
Saying Goodbye When You Don't Want To by Martha Bolton, Vine Books March 2002
Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers by Earl Grollman; Beacon Press, 1993
Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement by Karen Gravell; iUniverse, 2001
When Death Walks In by Mark Scrivani, 2005. Helpful and supportive information for facing grief during the teen years; taking care of yourself, dreams, memorializing your loved one, and going back to school.
Bridge to Terabithia fiction, teaching guides available. by Katherine Peterson; HarperTrophy, 1987 Accidental death of friend
Face at the Edge of the World by Eve Bunting; Clarion Books, 1988 (Suicide of African American friend)
Summer Promise Robin Jones Gunn; Bethany House Publishers, 1998 Friend's death in a drug related surfing accident
When a Friend Dies, A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing by Marilyn E. Grootman; Free Spirit Press, 1994 nonfiction
The Secret Letters of Mama Cat fiction by Jody Sorenson; Walker and Company, 1988 Junior High girl adjusts to death of grandmother and a move
Toning the Sweep fiction by Angela Johnson; Scholastic Paperbacks, 1994 Coretta Scott King award winner African American story of visits to a grandmother dying of cancer
How It Feels When a Parent Dies by Jill Krementz; Knopf, 1988 Photo essays from children ages 7 - 18
Tiger Eyes fiction by Judy Blume; Laurel Leaf, 1982 Dad murdered at a 7-11 store
A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry; Laurel Leaf, 1984 Sister's death from leukemia
Allina Health Grief Resources
Judy Young, M Ed, manager of education and bereavement, Allina Health Home Care Services