We are thinkers
We are explorers
We are inquisitive
We are learners
We are readers
We are inventive
We are writers
We are scholars
Mental Health: Empathy and Understanding
YA novels are a safe place for young adult readers to understand mental health illnesses from multiple perspectives and within a multitude of contexts. This collection of authors deftly delve into the many aspects of mental illness and the sprawling impact on everyone and everything around it.
Mama says I always liked words; that I was talking before I could walk, and reading and writing before I even got to kindergarten. For some reason, I like poems ... I like making words fit together like puzzle pieces, and coming up with the perfect rhyme.
excerpt from Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist