BOOK AND MOVIE LIST FOR TEENAGERS AND PARENTS

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Literature and film are excellent mediums to explore and share feelings and ideals with your teen. Listed here are stories that center on issues of freedom, power, romance, death, relationship, culture, justice and truth. The characters in many of these stories are faced with difficult decisions and challenging circumstances. They don’t always know what to do or what the right thing to do is. Through struggle, they find within themselves the strength to live their lives fully and overcome the difficulties they encounter. Young people in the teen years are concerned with issues of freedom, power, identity and individuality. Sexuality and romance are extremely important. Exploring shadow issues such as violence and anger (to name just two) is endlessly fascinating. The medium of film itself is especially suited to this age. We recommend that you watch these titles (and other movies) with your teen. It may feel a little awkward at first, but you can use the movie to springboard into a discussion that can lead to authentic communication. Staying open and non-judgmental is key. Ask open questions—of your child and yourself. What would you do if faced with a similar circumstance? Have you ever felt as the character did when ______? Do you think the character did the right thing? What tells you s/he did the right thing? The topics and situations that some of the titles on this list explore can be very controversial. Some depict a high level of violence. We do not endorse indulging in the violence, but invite you to explore difficult topics with your children as a means to better understand and know each other. At this time, these lists are simply lists—no reviews or specific guidelines are included. They are not put into categories or any particular order. We suggest you purchase a video guidebook that will help you get a better idea of the movie and what to expect. It’s also a great way to discover new titles. Peruse the guidebook, make a list of interesting titles, then go to the video store prepared, with list in hand. We are always surprised by how few of the movies listed here are ones today’s teens have seen or even heard of. In the rush to see the latest popular film, or listen to the latest popular music, it seems that those that came earlier (and in this case we are talking only a few years) are forgotten. These now lesser-known titles are a treasure and can be a doorway into a whole new world of exploring human values, diversity, struggles, lifestyles and choices. As for the books, unfortunately many young people’s books go out of print almost as fast as they are printed. If your library doesn’t have some of these titles, try used bookstores. The important thing is simply to start, whether with books or movies, and find that common place where minds can meet, discovery can happen and the parent/child relationship can grow.
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BOOK LIST FOR TEENAGERS Title Farewell to Manzanar The Witch of Blackbird Pond Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Let the Circle Be Unbroken The Road to Memphis Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed Homecoming Dicey's Song The Color Purple Real Lives: eleven teenagers who don't go to school; The Teenage Liberation Handbook West With the Night Tracks Desert Places Lisa, Bright and Dark Bomb the Suburbs No More Prisons! I Refuse: Memories of a Vietnam War Objector The Monkey Wrench Gang The Woman Warrior I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings To Kill a Mockingbird I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Dead Man Walking Daughters of Copper Woman The White Dawn An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio The Awakened Warrior: Living With Courage, Compassion and Discipline Things Get Hectic: teens write about the violence that surrounds them My Old Man and the Sea: A father and son sail around Cape Horn South Choices for Our Future: a generation rising for Life on Earth The Vision (check his other titles) Soledad Brother: the prison letters of George Jackson Always Coming Home A Wizard of EarthSea (trilogy) Cry of the Panther How Can I Help? Author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston Elizabeth George Speare Mildred D. Taylor Philip Hallie Cynthia Voigt Alice Walker Grace Llewellyn Beryl Markham Robyn Davidson John Neufeld William Upski Wimsatt Donald L. Simons Edward Abbey Maxine Hong Kingston Maya Angelou Harper Lee Hannah Green Sister Helen Prejean Anne Cameron James Houston Judith Ortiz Cofer Edited by Rick Fields By Youth Communication (They publish several titles written by at-risk youth) Hays and Hays Sir Ernest Shackleton Ocean Robbins and Sol Solomon Tom Brown George Jackson Ursula K. LeQuin James P. McMullen Ram Dass & Paul Gorman
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Title What Are You Doing With Your Life? The River Why Through the Eyes of the Judged: autobiographical sketches of incarcerated young men Man’s Search for Meaning Of Water and the Spirit Meetings With Remarkable Men The Freedom Writers Diary Global Uprising: Stories from a New Generation of Activists Brave Hearts, Rebel Spirits: A Spiritual Activists Handbook It’s Our World, Too!; We Were There, Too! 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History Let The Mountains Talk, Let The Rivers Run Affluenza Finding Freedom: Writings from Death Row Free the Children Making a Difference The Alchemist Dear America: Letters Home From Viet Nam Author J. Krishnamurti David James Duncan The Gateway Program The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA Victor Frankl Malidoma Patrice Some G.I. Gurdjieff The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruell Welton and Wolf Brooke Shelby Biggs Phillip Hoose Tonya Bolden David Brower De Graaf, Wann, Naylor Jarvis Masters Craig Kielburger Amy Irvine Paolo Coelho Edited by Bernard Edelman for the NY Viet Nam Veterans Commission Daniel Quinn Julia Butterfly Hill Scott A. Hunt Callenbach Aldous Huxley Sue Monk Kidd Toni Morrison Eric Schlosser Jostein Gaarder Herman Hesse Robert Franklin Leslie J, Allen Boone John Steinbeck Ishmael: an Adventure of the Mind and Spirit One Makes the Difference The Legacy of Luna The Future of Peace Ecotopia Island Brave New World The Secret Life of Bees Beloved Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the American Meal Sophie’s World Sidhartha Ramayana In the Shadow of a Rainbow Kinship With All Life The Pearl The Red Pony The Grapes of Wrath East of Eden At Play in the Fields of the Lord Peter Mattiessen
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BOOKS FOR TEENS RELATING TO SEX, SEXUALITY AND GENDER ISSUES Title Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships No Is Not Enough: Helping Teenagers Avoid Sexual Assault Period The First Time: What Parents and Teenage Girls Should Know About Losing Your Virginity (Check the bibliography of this book for more titles) Risky Times: How to be AIDS – Smart and Stay Healthy Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun: Young Women and Mentors on the Transition to Womanhood 33 Things Every Girl Should Know The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women Brothel: Mustang Ranch and its Women Real Girl, Real World Ophelia Speaks Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls Our Boys Speak: Adolescent Boys Write About Their Inner Lives Boys Will Be Boys Will Be Girls….. coloring/cartoon book; ages 12 and up Free Your Mind: the book for Gay, Lesbian and Bi-Sexual Youth and their Allies Possessing the Secret of Joy Leaves of Grass Anatomy of Love The Soul is Here for it’s Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures (especially the chapter Loving God through Loving a Man or a Woman) Ecstatic Poetry – any books Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology Body and Soul: Black Erotica (art book of photographs) Author Ruth Bell Adams, Fay and Loreen-Martin Gardner-Loulan, Lopez, Quakenbush Karen Bouris Jeanne Blake Hughes and Wolf Tonja Bolden Naomi Wolf Alexa Albert Heather M. Gray and Samantha Phillips Sarah Shandler Rachel Simmons John Nikkah JT Bunnell and Irit Reinheimer Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman Alice Walker Walt Whitman Helen Fisher Edited by Robert Bly Rumi Robert Hass and Stephen Mitchell Rundu BOOKS RELATING TO DRUGS Buzzed: the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy Kuhn, Swartzwelder, and Wilson of the Duke University Medical Center
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Videos for Teens Note: Parents should research any movie rated R before viewing with your teen. Videos listed here with !! before the title are known to be graphically violent or contain much offensive language. There may also be titles listed here without that warning that contain violence or sex or offensive language. Synopsis of titles can be found in video/movie guidebooks. We recommend the following titles for parents to watch with their teens and use for meaningful discussion and exploration of topics pertinent to teens. Films with aspects of sex, relationships and sexuality within the film, but also with themes of freedom, identity, and individuation Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Pump Up the Volume The Color Purple The Power of One She’s Having a Baby Dead Poet’s Society Harold & Maud Philadelphia If These Walls Could Talk (on the subject of abortion) If These Walls Could Talk 2 (on the subject of lesbianism) Pretty in Pink Breakfast Club Some Kind of Wonderful Say Anything Good Will Hunting Love and Basketball Beautiful Thing Benny and Joon Twin Falls Idaho On the subject of drugs and/or substance abuse Ø Ø Ø Clean and Sober !! Clockers Trainspotting
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Documentaries Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Regret to Inform Dear America: Letters Home From Viet Nam Be Good, Smile Pretty Affluenza Bowling for Columbine Dogtown and Z-Boys Celluloid Closet Trembling Before G_D Devil’s Playground: Amish Youth coming of age Step Into Liquid The Teen Files. Documentaries on the subjects of drugs, violence, hatred, alcohol, sex, smoking, identities. Spellbound One Nation Under God Iron Jawed Angels Super Size Me Frontline: The Lost Children of Rockwell County The Merchants of Cool Murderball Born Into Brothels Hoop Dreams Seven part documentary series titled “The Teen Files”. Probably hard to find in a video store. See their website for a description of each video’s subject and ordering info. Teen Files website: www.teenissues.com The seventh video, The Truth About Surviving High School was filmed in part with the Weistar’s Outdoor Education program in 2000 and it won an Emmy award. Disclaimer: these films were made by the same producer who made “Scared Straight.” The approach is fact-based, ‘scare-em-with-the-consequences’ style. While we don’t advocate such an approach, there is interesting material for discussion here. The Truth About Hate is the least scare-tactic oriented and is more about confronting prejudice.
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Recommended titles for themes of freedom, identity, ideals, being true to oneself, choice. Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Stand by Me Flatliners Emerald Forest Primary Colors Mississippi Burning Schindler’s List !! Dead Man Walking !! Shawshank Redemption Fried Green Tomatoes Rainman Scent of a Woman !! Dolores Claiborne !! The Fisher King Thelma & Louise Wag the Dog !! American History X Mad City Born on the 4 th of July A Bronx Tale !! Sleepers Sling Blade The Truman Show Ghandi Norma Rae Shine Silkwood Losing Isaiah At First Sight White Squall JFK !! Natural Born Killers (extreme violence and profanity. For older teens only 16-19) October Sky The Apostle Patch Adams The Long Walk Home Swing Kids American Beauty Smoke Signals Girl, Interrupted !!The Green Mile !!Fight Club The Hurricane Malcolm X Men of Honor Finding Forrester
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Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Remember the Titans 12 Angry Men (both versions) Bread and Roses Billy Elliot Dangerous Beauty Light it Up Guinevere White Oleander Changing Lanes Resurrection (earlier title with Ellen Burstyn) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Edward Scissor Hands Searching For Bobby Fischer Lorenzo’s Oil The Life of David Gale Whale Rider Bend it Like Beckham 25 th Hour Mona Lisa Smile Erin Brockovich Igby Goes Down Real Women Have Curves My Life Without Me Bloody Sunday !!Elephant Life is Beautiful (Italian with English subtitles) El Norte (Spanish with English subtitles) Wonder Boys Rebel Without a Cause My Life as a House Get Real And the Band Played On Matewan Dogfight The Station Agent Maria Full of Grace Coach Carter Hotel Rwanda The Corporation Something the Lord Made
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