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In the first volume of his epic memoir cycle, My Struggle, Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard recounts the emotional vicissitudes of his adolescence and young adulthood with a sense of guilelessness and detail unprecedented in literature.

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In my view, this is the quintessential empathy movie. A mother and a daughter change perspectives about life, love and family responsibilities, after they get to experience one full (hence freaky) Friday in each other's body.

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This is an amazing book written from the perspective of two highly functioning people with different forms of autism.  Dr. Temple Grandin is a visual thinker while her co-author, Sean Barron is an emotive thinker.

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The Maze Runner is one of the latest batch of Dystopian films aimed at a young/new adult audience and it has plenty of potential to kick start discussions with teens.
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Persepolis is the story, in graphic novel form, of Marjane Satrapi's coming of age in post-revolution Iran.

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The film is about a dysfunctional family that sets out on a road trip to take the youngest to a pageant called Little Miss Sunshine.

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The Lost Child looks at the life of a child growing up in a family where there is parental mental illness.

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Free step by step guide to plan, fund and implement youth projects involving migrant and multicultural youth groups, created using participative methods.

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This feature film staged in 1939 is based ona true story. In a horrible Irish reformatory school for boys a horrific regime and mentality reigns.

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This is a true story of a young teen named Maddie, who while undergoing chemotheraphy saw something on TV that changed the way she saw the world, and her role in it. Touched by vision of an orphaned boy in Africa, Maddie was moved to help.

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