A Fuse #8 Production
October 7, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I realized that I shouldn’t shrug off my work, because it’s about a pandemic. Maybe instead, what I did was write a book that acknowledged the pandemic. My hope is that I Miss You, I Hate This helps young people process all the loss they’ve endured the last few years.
September 27, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Haven's eco-anxiety is not unique to her, but by witnessing her experiences with it, readers get an important look at how anxiety about climate change is affecting kids and, for those who feel the same as Haven, an important look at another kid feeling how they feel.
August 26, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Funeral Girl is about sixteen-year-old Georgia Richter who lives in her family’s funeral home--she is literally surrounded by death, which doesn’t help her death anxiety. To make matters more difficult, she can speak to the dead.
August 18, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
While this book was really good, had wonderful dialogue, and kept me guessing what was happening as we toggled back and forth in time, it's this specific representation of a Black teen boy living with anxiety and panic attacks and getting help that I want to draw your attention to.
July 18, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
It's my hope that Repairing the World, a book ostensibly about grief and healing, will also be a place for Jewish kids (Reconstructionist or not) to see themselves in a story. I want to illustrate how normal it is for kids to have help managing their mental health. And, that grownups and kids can be queer or questioning and it’s just part of life. It doesn’t have to be a big deal.
June 21, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Growing up with undiagnosed and untreated anxiety—let’s call it what it is, mental illness—was what led me to write the main character in my debut middle grade horror, The Clackity, as a young girl with anxiety
May 17, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I can't think of any book that really captures what it's like to deal with that anger inside of you and the fallout from it like this one does.
April 20, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
When people ask how my depression started, I say three little words: The Lion King.
February 23, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
How do you take care of yourself—and your creativity—when the world around you feels unsafe?
December 9, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
This sophisticated and painful look at loving someone with a mental illness and the many missteps a family can make shows the challenges of loving someone during difficult times and the dangers of mental illness not being properly treated or properly addressed.
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
Good Comics for Kids
by Brigid Alverson
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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