Best Children’s Drug-related Issues Books

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1. Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)

Author: by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
320 pages

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The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka’s teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy.

But Jarrett’s family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett’s life. His father is a mystery – Jarrett doesn’t know where to find him, or even what his name is.

Jarrett lives with his grandparents – two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what’s going on.

Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.

2. Shouting at the Rain

Author: by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Puffin Books (May 5, 2020)
288 pages

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have. Delsie loves tracking the weather-lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life.

She’s always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she’s looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a “regular family.” Delsie observes other changes in the air, too-the most painful being a friend who’s outgrown her.

Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he’s endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved.

And that, together, they can weather any storm.

3. Go Ask Alice (Anonymous Diaries)

Author: by Anonymous
224 pages

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A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. January 24th After you’ve had it, there isn’t even life without drugs It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game.

Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youthand ultimately her life.Read her diary.Enter her world.

You will never forget her. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl’s harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerfuland as timelytoday as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.

4. We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)

Author: by Bobbi Kates
40 pages

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Who better than Elmo and his Sesame Street friends to teach us that though we may all look different on the outsidedeep down, we are all very much alike? Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it’s our differences that make this wonderful world, which is home to us all, an interestingand specialplace.

This enduring, colorful, and charmingly illustrated book offers an easy, enjoyable way to learn about differencesand what truly matters. We’re Different, We’re the Same is an engaging read for toddlers and adults alike that reinforces how we all have the same needs, desires, and feelings.

5. Heart of a Champion

Author: by Carl Deuker
208 pages

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Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he’s forced to find his own personal strength-on and off the field.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Best Book for Reluctant ReadersA New York Public Library Book for the Teen AgePennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Book of the Year

6. Tears of a Tiger

Author: by Sharon M. Draper
192 pages

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Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy. Tigers don’t cryor do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain.

While his other friends have managed to work through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.

7. Gym Candy

Author: by Carl Deuker
313 pages

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Look, Mick, he said, you’re going to find out from somebody in the gym, so you might as well find out from me. Those supplements you’re taking? They might get you a little bigger, but just a little. If you’re after serious results, there’s other stuff that produces better results much faster, stuff that a lot of guys in the gym use.What other stuff?

You know what I’m talking aboutgym candy. Runningback Mick Johnson has dreams: dreams of cutting back, finding the hole, breaking into the open, and running free with nothing but green grass ahead. He has dreams of winning and of being the best.

But football is a cruel sport. It requires power, grace, speed, quickness, and knowledge of the game.It takes luck, too. One crazy bounce can turn a likely victory into sudden defeat. What elite athlete wouldn’t look for an edge?

A way to make him bigger, stronger, faster? This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaringand often unforgivingstadium lights.

8. Wild Bird

Author: by Wendelin Van Draanen
336 pages

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From the award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp.3:47 a.M. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens.

She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them anymore.

This is wilderness therapy camp. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around.Yeah, right. The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry can’t put up a tent.

And bitter won’t start a fire. Wren’s going to have to admit she needs help if she’s going to survive. “I read Wild Bird in one long, mesmerized gulp. Wren will break your heartand then mend it.” Nancy Werlin, National Book Award finalist for The Rules of Survival “Van Draanen’s Wren is real and relatable, and readers will root for her.” VOYA, starred review

9. Life Skills Workbook for Children with Autism and Special Needs: Activities to help increase independence at home, school and community

Author: by Susan Jules
206 pages

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This book is a resource for parents to help and guide their Special Needs Child to develop essential skills to increase independence at home, at school, and in the community. By introducing these skills early and building block by block, these children will gain the tools that will help them to be successful.

Of course, each child with Special Needs has a different measure of success. For some, putting on clothing, remembering to eat, or simply being able to navigate daily tasks will be the goal. For others, it will be remembering to get to class, or performing simple tasks at home or school.

But what makes a huge difference is when these skills begin at home at a very young age and then it is learned over time and developed further throughout adolescence and adulthood. Life skills are daily living skills that include self-care activities, health, safety, advocacy, social relationships, and empowering habits.

Learning these wide ranges of life skills is critical. But then every person with autism is different, so the pace that they are taught will vary from person to person. But teaching these life skills to the best of a child’s ability at a young age will make a difference as they get older.

10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: by Sherman Alexie
320 pages

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition Cover

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

11. Whirligig

Author: by Paul Fleischman
Square Fish
144 pages

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With a family always on the move, popularity and the ability to fit in quickly are vital to Brent Bishop’s high school survival. When he blows his chances with the girl of his dreams in front of everyone, he’s devastated.

Brent tries to end it all in a fatal car crash, but instead he finds an unlikely beginning. He’s sent on a journey of repentancea cross-country trip building whirligigs. His wind toys are found by people in need: a Maine schoolgirl yearning for her first love, a Miami street-sweeper desperate for peace and quiet, a kid in Washington who just wants to play baseball, and a San Diego teenager dealing with loss.

Brent’s whirligigs bring hope to others, but will they be able to heal the wounds deep inside himself?

12. Again Again

Author: by E. Lockhart
Ember (June 15, 2021)
304 pages

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This twisty novel from the New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud asks: What if there were infinite universes and infinite ways to fall in love? If you could live your life again, what would you do differently?

After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times-while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.

A raw, funny story that will surprise you over and over, Again Again gives us an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people.”Inventive, philosophical and romantic.” -GAYLE FORMAN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

13. Go Ask Alice: 50th Anniversary Edition (Anonymous Diaries)

Author: by Anonymous
176 pages

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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teen girl’s harrowing descent into drug addictionas heart-wrenching, shocking, and timely as ever, this cautionary tale now has a brand-new cover. January 24th After you’ve had it, there isn’t even life without drugs It started when she was served a drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game.

Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youthand ultimately her life.Read her diary.Enter her world.

You will never forget her.

14. Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition

Author: by Karen Blumenthal
Square Fish
176 pages

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Filled with period art and photographs, anecdotes, and portraits of unique characters from the era, this fascinating book by an award-winning author looks at the rise and fall of the disastrous social experiment known as Prohibition. It began with the best of intentions.

Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid offwhen a Constitutional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoholism, and a host of other social ills related to booze.

Instead, it began a decade of lawlessness, when children smuggled (and drank) illegal alcohol, the most upright citizens casually broke the law, and a host of notorious gangsters entered the public eye. Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition is fast-paced non-fiction perfect for anyone who’s interested in American history, paricularly the 1920s, gangsters, bootleggers, the history of alcohol in the US, the Eighteenth Amendment and the Constitution, and American politics.

15. When I Was the Greatest

Author: by Jason Reynolds

256 pages

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds, a funny and rewarding (Publishers Weekly) coming-of-age novel about friendship and loyalty across neighborhood lines and the hardship of life for an urban teen. A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don’t really mess with.

The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing.Nah, not his thing. Ali’s got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. His best friend Noodles, though. Now there’s a dude looking for troubleand, somehow, it’s always Ali around to pick up the pieces.

But, hey, a guy’s gotta look out for his boys, right? Besides, it’s all small potatoes; it’s not like anyone’s getting hurt. And then there’s Needles. Needles is Noodles’s brother. He’s got a syndrome, and gets these ticks and blurts out the wildest, craziest things.

It’s cool, though: everyone on their street knows he doesn’t mean anything by it. Yeah, it’s cooluntil Ali and Noodles and Needles find themselves somewhere they never expected to besomewhere they never should’ve beenwhere the people aren’t so friendly, and even less forgiving.

16. Alateen: A Day at a Time

Author: by
379 pages

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Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family groups is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend…