The Classroom Bookshelf
February 27, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
Sometimes a story can prepare you for when that unexpected experience does happen. And sometimes it can even prevent the worst from happening at all.
February 13, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
Lizzy Mason puts it all here on the page---the grief and guilt are palpable. The despair is crushing. It's not an easy read. But it's an important one.
April 20, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
When people ask how my depression started, I say three little words: The Lion King.
June 7, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
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.
May 26, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
This is a lovely, compassionate, and gentle story that's full of love, support, hope, and honesty.
October 3, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
Jess joins us to talk about how anxiety and depression robbed her of her desire to read and how she found her way back to books.
May 23, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
This is a powerful and painfully honest memoir that looks at surviving while finding your place, your people, and self-acceptance.
October 2, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Following her acclaimed Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash revisits a period of teenage depression in a graphic memoir that is at once thoughtful, honest, and marked by hope. A year and a half after the summer that changed her life, Maggie Thrash wishes she could change it all back. She’s trapped in a dark depression and […]
August 28, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian—half, his mom’s side—and his first-ever trip […]
July 5, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence, this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human experience. In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman—known as @poeticpoison—does what she does best: reflects our own experiences back at us and makes us feel less alone, one exquisite and insightful piece at a time. […]
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