A Blast From The Past
In the current issue of YouthWorker Journal, there is a short interview with David Elkind who, while I was in college, was responsible for some of my early exposure to adolescent development, and the struggles young teens face in our culture.
His book, All Grown Up and No Place to Go, was required reading for one of my classes. Originally published in the mid 80's (It's been updated since then), this book served as a catalyst for my understanding of the importance of ministry to younger teens.
I think it remains required reading for youth workers.