Gans, Herbert J.
The Urban Villagers
Group and Class in the Life of Italian
. New York: The Free Press, A division of MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1962.
This book is a report of a participant-observation study of an inner city Boston neighborhood. For advanced students, the chapters on the family and peers provide thought provoking materials for comparing and contrasting urban life styles.
Facts About Sex for Today’s Youth
. Syracuse: Ed-U Press, 1979.
A short, direct approach in explaining anatomy, reproduction, love and sex problems. The book includes slang terms when giving definitions and a section answering the 10 questions frequently asked. Well illustrated.
Sex With Love
A Guide For Young People
. Boston: Beacon Press, 1978.
This readable book includes discussion of the rituals of early dating and filling the body’s need for affection and sexual expression.
What is a Man? What is a Woman?
New York: Farrar, Straus & Girodx, 1979.
Focuses on sex roles and behavior for adolescents concerned with their sexual identities.
Johnson, Eric W.
Love and Sex in Plain Language
, Bantam Books, 1979.
Provides basic information on sexuality, and emphasizes that sexuality should always be seen in the context of one’s total personality and expressed in responsible, respectful interpersonal relationships.
. Delta (Dell), 1979.
This book might be a useful classroom resource book. It contains a collection of thoughts and information relating to men and masculinity in contemporary society.
Larrick, Nancy and Merriam Eve, Eds.,
Male and Female under 18
. New York: Avon Books, 1973.
A compilation of poetry and brief prose selections by girls and boys; would be an inspiration for discussions and writing assignments.
Lieberman, E. James and e. Peck,
Sex and Birth Control: A Guide for the Young.
Harper & Row, To be Published 1980-81.
This book has been written to encourage sensible and responsible use of birth control, and to encourage young people to develop principles and values by which they will live their sexual lives.
A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men
. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967.
This book would be an excellent book for an outside independent reading project or for a small group reading and discussion project; students could be guided in an examination of the implications for today’s urban adolescent male.
Breaking the Sex Role Barrier
. Franklin Watts, 1977.
This book guides the teenage reader through a structured exploration of the forces that program male and female behavior, and the myths and misconceptions involved.
McCoy, Kathy and C. Wibbelsman.
The Teenage Body Book
. Pocket Books, 1979.
A thoughtfully written, reassuring resource for adolescents, dealing with their various psychological and physiological concerns.