Butterflies In Me: An Anthology Bringing Awareness to Mental Health
by Denisha Seals
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 20 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 20 Jan 2022
Powerful, inspiring stories of perseverance and hope for children who feel alienated, out of place or overwhelmed.
Each of the four stories in this collection centers around an emotionally vulnerable child.
There is 7-year-old Kenya, who struggles with anxiety. Permanently scarred from an accident, the stares and sneers she endures shatters her self-worth.
There is Lulu, who falls into depression following the death of her beloved Grandma. Will she ever be happy again?
Abbas is a new arrival to America. Adjusting to school proves difficult because he can't concentrate or sit still. He wonders if he's just a "bad" boy.
And then there is Javier, the captain of the soccer team. At school, he's a star. At home, he's a punching bag.
With guidance, support, and love from caring adults, each child finds their voice and turns their troubles into triumphs. Through their journeys, they realize three simple truths:
They are special. They are strong. They did nothing wrong.
Written for children in grades K-8, Butterflies in Me is from the pen of Denisha Seals. An up-and-coming artist and filmmaker, Denisha is an abuse survivor whose stories honor and celebrate the resiliency of Black and Indigenous children and children of color.
For those caring adults wanting to make a difference, see also the Butterflies in Me Practitioner Tools, and the Learning to Love Your Butterfly Youth Workbook.
DENISHA SEALS is an artist, filmmaker and author who uses the power of her pen to lift the voices of the marginalized and victimized. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse and trauma, she advocates for more awareness and understanding of the emotional toll abuse victims experience, particularly children of color. Her uplifting stories inspire readers to be strong, fearless and full of hope.
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