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Wish You Were Here: Teens Write About Parents in Prison

Title

Wish You Were Here: Teens Write About Parents in Prison

Publisher

Youth Communications

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781935552338

Pages

135 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

anthology

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

This timely book features true stories written by teens and parents coping with the complicated feelings of guilt, shame, fear, anger, sadness, and longing that have arisen when the parent is incarcerated. The short entries are eloquent with the pain of separation, the struggle to remain involved in each other's lives while discovering and meeting individual and family needs.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Incarceration; parents in prison; mother in prison; father in prison; children of prisoners

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

Keywords

teenagers; personal stories; short stories; feelings

Diversity Impact

direct

Wish You Were Here: Teens Write About Parents in Prison

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