DEAR TEEN ME (with Miranda Kenneally)
Zest Books, November 2012
DEAR TEEN ME includes advice from over 70 YA authors to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss? Who found true love at 18? Who wishes he’d had more fun in high school instead of studying so hard? Some authors write diary entries, some write letters, and a few graphic novelists turn their stories into visual art. And whether you hang out with the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the loners, the class presidents, the delinquents, the jocks, or the nerds, you’ll find friends–and a lot of familiar faces–in the course of DEAR TEEN ME.
DEAR TEEN ME has been named an official Junior Library Guild selection!
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THE SUMMER OF UNRAVELING
ELJ Publications/Esperanza Editions, May 2017
E. Kristin Anderson’s second YA nonfiction title, THE SUMMER OF UNRAVELLING is a memoir in verse, covering the spring, summer, and fall of the year she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Told in sparse, second-person poems, this memoir invites readers in to the author’s most intimate moments with the demons of her past, the relationships that saved her, and the moments that almost tipped her over the edge.
Esperanza Editions is an imprint of ELJ Publications dedicated to eliminating the stigma surrounding those suffering from mental illness and empowering those who are struggling through the art of storytelling. This is their debut YA title, and it will be released during National Mental Health Awareness Month (May) of 2017, shining a light on bipolar disorder and mental health issues through the story of one teen girl.