teenagers

Media

The Giver’s temptations

If ever a movie with a teenage protagonist was tailor-made for sermon illustrations, it is this one.

Books

The Ambitious Generation, by Barbara Schneider and David Stevenson

Adolescence has a relatively brief history. It did not emerge as an identifiable life stage until the early 20th century. Perhaps the most important influence on its development was capitalism's second technological phase, which rendered the unskilled labor of youth unnecessary and unwanted.