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Straight talk about death and dying
DiGiulio, Robert C., 1949-
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New York, NY : Facts on File, [1995]

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134 pages ; 24 cm
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BF789.D4 D54 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Discusses how Americans feel about death, teenage encounters with death, how to cope with dying and with death, and the effects of death on survivors' relationships, and suggests ways to find help in bereavement.

Author Notes

Rachel Kranz received a B.A. in history from Carleton College and an M.A. in literature from Columbia University. She was a prolific ghostwriter and co-author. Her novel, Leaps of Faith, was published in 2000. She was a playwright, who founded her own theater company Theater of Necessity. She was also a journalist and tournament poker player. She wrote a blog entitled Adventures in Poker and wrote articles for Poker Pro Magazine. She died from cancer on August 28, 2017 at the age of 62.

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Booklist Review

[SERIES LAST REVIEWED IN BKL My 15 95, under Dentemaro, Christine. Gr. 7^-12.]

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up‘A straightforward, user-friendly approach to a difficult issue. The authors effectively utilize three fictionalized situations in which adolescents deal with death, grief, and mourning. These continuing scenarios serve as introductions to each chapter and act as guides through the bereavement process. Self-help strategies are suggested for coping with the impending loss of a loved one, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's stages of grief and dying are discussed. Specific concerns, such as attending a funeral and what to say, are addressed, as are the anxieties that surface with the loss of a parent. Students are encouraged to pursue professional help, not only through tips that help them recognize whether they need it or not, but also through an overview of the different kinds of assistance available. A final chapter appends a plethora of hotlines and agencies for referral and advice. A reassuring companion to Margaret Hyde's Meeting Death (Walker, 1989), Norma Gaffron's Dealing with Death (Lucent, 1989), Fred Bratman's Everything You Need to Know When a Parent Dies (Rosen, 1992), and Karen Gravelle's Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement (Messner, 1989).‘Celia A. Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.