MORE 'MENTAL-HEALTH' POSTS
An important read about standing up for yourself and others, about getting help, and about enduring. I'm so glad I didn't miss this book.
I am so glad that not only are we seeing so many more middle grade stories that address mental health concerns, but that we're seeing these stories presented in a variety of ways. The graphic novel format is well-suited for this story as readers will see the impact of what it's like to have a mental illness tagging along beside your every move.
This short book is a hopeful look at moving forward through mental illness and the importance of mental health concerns being taken seriously.
Not only is the story a total hit (and such a necessary depiction of a young Black boy navigating anxiety), but the format itself and all of the art make this exceedingly appealing.
More than anything, Manuel shows that vulnerability doesn't have to be scary and that there is hope and joy even in the darkest and most unsettling of times. A deeply affecting read.
How the Dark Night of the Soul went on for over a year and brought challenges, revelations, and setbacks while writing.
What does mental health have to do with a warrior goddess, a talking lion, a crew of plucky rebel kids, and a heroine who finds her own unique way of fighting back?
Full of humor and heart and, yes, love, this is a fantastic story about being brave, being imperfect, learning, trying, changing, growing, and taking chances.
This is a lovely, compassionate, and gentle story that's full of love, support, hope, and honesty.