Ethics-themed literature resonates with delinquent teens

01/15/2004 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Troubled California students participating in the Character-Based Literacy program gain personal insight into the consequences of their decisions by reading and discussing compelling literature with character-building themes. Juvenile offenders say the books, which include "Hatchet" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," force them to think about courage and self-control.

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