Mental Health

Younger Students (PreK-Grade 3)

  1. Burton, Levar and Susan Schaefer Bernardo. The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. Illus. by Courtenay Fletcher. Reading Rainbow, 2014.
  2. Cook, Julia. Blueloon. illus by Anita Du Falla. National Center for Youth Issues, 2012.
  3. Jones, Lloyd. Princess and the Fog. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
  4. MacIear, Kyo. Virginia Wolf. Illus. by Isabelle Arsenault
  5. Margolese, Stephanie. When the Monkey Lost His Smile. Illus. by Elaheh Bos.
  6. Peters, Andrew Fusek. The Color Thief. Illus. by Karin Littlewood. Albert Whitman Company, 2015.

Middle Grade (4th-8th) and High School Students (9th-12th)

  • 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.”, Academy of American Poets, 17 Jan. 2017,
  • Caletti, Deb. Essential Maps for the Lost. Simon Pulse, 2016.
  • Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wildflower. MTV Books and Pocket Books, 1999.
  • Ford, Michael Thomas. Suicide Notes. HarperTeen, 2008.
  • Forman, Gayle. I Was Here. Viking Juvenile, 2015.
  • Gephart, Donna. Lily and Dunkin. Delacorte Books for Young Readers , 2016.
  • Green, John & John Levithan. Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Dutton Books, 2010.
  • Goldhagen, Shari. 100 Days of Cake. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016.
  • Halpern, Julie. Get Well Soon. Feiwel & Friends, 2007.
  • Hopkins, Ellen. Impulse. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2007.
  • Kinsella, Sophie. Finding Audrey. Delacourte Books for Young Readers, 2015.
  • Leavitt, Martine. Calvin. Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2015.
  • LeGrand, Claire. Some Kind of Happiness. Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016.
  • 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.”, Academy of American Poets, 2 Oct. 2017,
  • 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.
  • Norriss, Andrew. Friends for Life. Scholastic, 2015.
  • Phillips, Linda Vigen. Crazy. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.
  • Roskos, Evan. Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
  • Sanchez, Jenny Torres. The Downside of Being Charlie. Running Press Kids, 2012.
  • Sclesa, Kate. Fans of the Impossible Life. Balzer + Bray, 2015.
  • Sones, Sonya. Stop Pretending. HarperTeen, 2016.
  • 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.”, Academy of American Poets, 5 Oct. 2017,
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord. “Tears, Idle Tears.”, Academy of American Poets, 5 Apr. 2016,
  • 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.