Resource Guide: Suggested Reading for Anyone Working with Incarcerated Teens

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( Connecting Libraries, Underserved teens and Books)

Allen, Bud. Games Criminals Play: How You Can Profit by Knowing Them. Rae John Publ., 1981.

Anderson, Elijah. Code of the Street: Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City. W. W. Norton & Co., 2000.

Baca, Jimmy Santiago. A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet. Grove Pr., 2002.

Bernstein, Nel. All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated. New Press, 2005.

Gruwell, Erin. Freedom Writer's Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. Main Street Books, 1999.

Hubner, John. Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of Criminal Youth. Random House, 2005.

Lerner, Jimmy. You Got Nothing Coming: Notes from a Prison Fish. Broadway, 2003.

Louise, Regina. Somebody's Someone: A Memoir. Warner, 2003.

Mondowney, Jo Ann G. Hold Them in Your Heart: Successful Strategies for Library Services to At-Risk Teens. Neal-Shuman, 2001.

Prothrow-Stith, Deborah. Deadly Consequences: How Violence Is Destroying Our Teenage Population and a Plan to Begin Solving the Problem. HarperCollins, 1991.

Saltzman, Mark. True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall. Knopf, 2003.