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Sonya Sones: My Sister’s Christmas Eve Breakdown

Author Guest Posts, Featured, Mental Health Matters

Sometimes it feels like the only people who understand all the complicated happenings in our lives are the characters from our favorite YA books. When we opened the pages of Saving Red we knew that it was one of those gems. … Read More

Kathryn Holmes: Hating the Girl in the Mirror

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

As part of our Mental Health Matters ongoing blog series, we invited Kathryn Holmes, author of How It Feels to Fly, to shed light on the subject of body dysmorphia. In this post, Kathryn talks about her own experience dancing … Read More

Kelly Fiore: Addiction is Worse than Death

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

Kelly Fiore, author of Thicker Than Water, opens up about her brother’s Oxy Contin addiction as part of our on-going blog series where we invite YA authors who have written books on various mental health topics to share personal stories … Read More

Neal Shusterman: Surviving the Depths

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

In the depths of my son’s illness, he said to me, “Dad, it feels like I’m at the bottom of the ocean, screaming at the top of my lungs, and nobody can hear me.” As part of our continuing author … Read More

Alice Oseman: I Wrote a Book About a Sad Girl

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

This week, authors Cynthia Hand, Michelle Falkoff, and Jasmine Warga have discussed why YA books that delve into mental health issues are so important. Today, Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire, shares the inspiration for her debut novel, and how writing … Read More

Jasmine Warga: Portraying Teenage Depression in YA

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

Jasmine Warga, author of My Heart and Other Black Holes, joins our discussion on why YA books that deal with mental health issues are so important. Now, learn what Jasmine aimed to accomplish by writing an authentic portrayal of teenage … Read More

Michelle Falkoff: Writing About Grief

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

This week, to further open the conversation on mental health books, we asked a few of our authors who have written novels that deal with mental health issues to share the inspiration for their books, and tell us why books … Read More

Cynthia Hand: Breaking the Silence on Mental Health

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

One of the reasons we love YA books is because they don’t shy away from the difficult topics. Rather, they face them head on, reminding us it’s possible to celebrate the triumphs without undermining the hardships of life. In this … Read More

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