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About the Author

Laura Lee Gulledge is the author of the graphic novels Will & Whit and Page by Paige, which was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award. She is also a teaching artist as seen through her interactive book Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Visit her online at

Praise For…

"This immersive portrayal of a sensitive teen learning to live with mental illness will earn nods of recognition from readers coping with anxiety or depression but will also resonate with young people facing any fear."
— School Library Journal

"Introspective, honest, and hopeful, this is a realistic look at the impacts of mental illness that so many youth experience." 
— Booklist

"Quietly arresting and ultimately empowering."
— Kirkus Reviews

"Critically normalizes self-care as its protagonist learns to become vulnerable and advocate for herself and her needs."
— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419742002
ISBN-10: 1419742000
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English