Episode 129: Big Kids Book Club Monthly Book Chat: Mental Health Awareness May

Hey, hey, hey!

It’s the end of the month so I’m joined by Rab (@rabtales), Emma (@EmmaKeane10) and Laura (@librarylaurapod) to talk about our monthly topic. This month is Mental Health Awareness May, where we talk about positive representation and media in the Middle Grade and Young Adult genre.

Before we start this episode, below are some links to resources that you or anybody can use to promote positive Mental Health Awareness, depending on your respective region.

UK – MentalHealth.org.uk

USA – Mental Health America – MHANational.org


Books talked about in this episode:

Things I Know by Helena Close

The Secret Garden on 81st St by Ivy Noelle Weir

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Five Things About Ava Andrews by Margaret Dilloway

Toxic by Natasha Devon

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller


So sit back, relax, and get lost in a good book-ish podcast

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