Adolescence can be one of the most stressful times for your child. These books can help with understanding the importance of mental health, learning to love themselves and increasing self-esteem.
Fire Keeper's DaughterAngeline Boulley
This coming-of-age thriller follows a Native American teen who must fight to root out corruption in the community she cares so deeply for.
The House in the Cerulean SeaTJ Klune
Full of magic and whimsy, this heartwarming tale follows a lonely man who finds family and friendship in the most unexpected of places. It's a fantastical story with a lovely message.
Both funny and heartbreaking, this graphic novel by Satrapi is an autobiographical retelling of her childhood growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
Mind Your HeadJuno Dawson
Written with a frankness that teens will find refreshing, Dawson offers a comforting a medically sound guide to understanding teenage mental health.
Holding up the UniverseJennifer Niven
This life-affirming story of friendship and confidence by Niven reminds the reader how important it is to love yourself first.
A Tree Grows in BrooklynBetty Smith
This timeless coming-of-age story is brimming with characters so real, they become a part of you and their important lessons on tenacity remain relevant today.