Mental Health

  1. 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen (Grade 8-12)
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Grade 5 & Up)
  3. Blueloon by Julia Cook, illus. by Anita Du Falla (PreK-Grade 3)
  4. The Color Thief by Andrew Fusek Peters & Polly Peters, illus. by Karin Littlewood (PreK-Grade 2)
  5. Crazy by Linda Vigen Phillips (Grade 8-12)
  6. Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos (Grade 5 & Up)
  7. Friends for Life by Andrew Norriss (Grade 5 & Up)
  8. Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern (Grade 7 & Up)
  9. I Was Here by Gayle Forman (Grade 7 & Up)
  10. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (Grade 7 & Up)
  11. Lily and Duncan by Donna Gephart (Grade 5 & Up)
  12. Princess and the Fog by Lloyd Jones (PreK-Grade 2)
  13. The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by Levar Burton & Susan Schaefer Bernardo, illus. by Courtenay Fletcher (PreK-Grade 2)
  14. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (Grade 5& Up)
  15. Some Kind of Happiness by Claire LeGrand (Grades 4-8)
  16. Stop Pretending by Sonya Sones (Grade 8-12)
  17. Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford (Grade 5 & Up)
  18. When the Monkey Lost His Smile by Stephanie Margolese, illus. by Elaheh Bos (PreK-Grade 2)
  19. Virginia Wolf by Kyo MacIear, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (PreK-Grade 3)

Middle Grade Students (4th-8th)

  • Anderson, Laurie Halse, The Impossible Knife of Memory. Viking Books for Young Readers, 2014.
  • Arnold, David. Mosquitoland: A Novel. Viking Children’s, 2015.
  • Bardugo, Leigh. Six of Crows. Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
  • Brontë, Anne. “Appeal.” Poets.org, Academy of American Poets, 17 Jan. 2017, www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/appeal-0.
  • Caletti, Deb. Essential Maps for the Lost. Simon Pulse, 2016.
  • Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wildflower. MTV Books and Pocket Books, 1999.
  • Green, John & John Levithan. Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Dutton Books, 2010.
  • Kinsella, Sophie. Finding Audrey. Delacourte Books for Young Readers, 2015.
  • Leavitt, Martine. Calvin. Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2015.
  • Maas, Sarah J. A Court of Mist and Fury. Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2016.
  • Marschetta, Melinda. Saving Francesca. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2006.
  • Millay, Edna St. Vincent. “Sorrow.” Poets.org, Academy of American Poets, 2 Oct. 2017, www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/sorrow-0.
  • Millay, Katja. Sea of Tranquility. Atria Books, 2012.
  • Nelson, Jandy. I’ll Give You the Sun. Dial Books, 2014.
  • Ness, Patrick. The Rest of Us Just Live Here. Walker Books, 2015.
  • Niven, Jennifer. All the Bright Places. Knopf, 2015.
  • Sanchez, Jenny Torres. The Downside of Being Charlie. Running Press Kids, 2012.
  • Sclesa, Kate. Fans of the Impossible Life. Balzer + Bray, 2015.
  • Stiefvater, Maggie. The Raven Boys. Scholastic Press, 2012.
  • Stone, Tamara Ireland. Every Last Word. Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
  • Stork, Francisco X. The Memory of Light. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2016.
  • Su, Celina. “From Notes on the Shape of Absence.” Poets.org, Academy of American Poets, 5 Oct. 2017, www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/notes-shape-absence.
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord. “Tears, Idle Tears.” Poets.org, Academy of American Poets, 5 Apr. 2016, www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/tears-idle-tears.
  • Toten, Teresa. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B. Doubleday Canada, 2013.
  • Whaley, John Corey. Highly Illogical Behavior. Dial Books, 2016.
  • Vizzini, Ned. It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Miramax, 2007.
  • Zappia, Francesca. Made You Up. Greenwillow Books, 2016.
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