Here are some of our favourite books and authors who we think help make the world a better and kinder place.

Books:  Mental Health

Fiction for tweens and teens (and parents too):

I’ve chosen the following books because they deal with raw topics in a very positive engaging way.

The Unlikely Hero Of Room 13B  by Teresa Toten

Topics:  relationships, depression, anxiety, OCD

Cracked by K.M. Walton

Topics:  relationships, suicide, bullying, depression, dysfunctional families, child abuse

Books:  Parenting and family relationships

Mothering and Daughtering by Sil and Eliza Reynolds

Topics: relationship between mother daughter from both sides, growing up, teen years, communication,  self acceptance

Books:  Inspirational

Zen Pencils: Cartoon Quotes From Inspirational Folks by Gavin Aung Than

Topics: unique pictorial representations of inspiring and powerful quotes appeals to a diverse audience

Poetry

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Megan (on right) with her friend Jenny

Megan Rose Taylor is a young woman from England who writes beautiful uplifting poetry.   Her writing and actions continually set an example we should probably all follow when it comes to approaching life.  You can read some of her poetry here and here.  You can hear her recite one of her lovely pieces and listen to the an interview from the It’s All Good radio show with Debbie Hyde

Children’s Books

The Listening Me by Lydia Criss Mays

The Listening Me

The Listening Me

The Giving Me by Lydia Criss Mays

The Giving Me  by Lydia Criss Mays

The Giving Me