May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! This month we’re highlighting books that explore the experiences of those living with mental illness and books that encourage good mental health habits. 


Here are a few of our picks

For kids:

The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas 

Super George and the Invisible Shield by Laurie P. Mendoza 

The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival 

The Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath: A Fairy Tale to Help You Feel Better by Susan Verde 

Nest by Esther Ehrlich

All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker

Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya 


For teens:

Hold Still by Nina LaCour 

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram 

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Skate For Your Life by Leo Baker

Find Your Fierce by Jacqueline Sperling 

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Boys of the Beast by Monica Zepeda 


For adults:

The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang 

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 

What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

White Magic: Essays by Elissa Washuta

First We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson

What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry 

I’m Telling You But Truth But I’m Telling the Truth by Bassey Ikpi


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Gill Friedlander