by Mike Terkeltaub,
Community Solutions Director of Project Development
Much of my inspiration as I continue to support children and families comes from stories of resiliency. Many of the books on this list are these types of books.
“The Pact” is this type of book. “The Pact” is the story of three young men figuring out life as teenagers. They make a pact to become doctors even though the odds are long.
“An Unquiet Mind” is this type of book. Kay Redfield Jamison’s journey as a survivor of mental illness is inspiring.
“It Gets Better” is this type of book. Dan Savage and Terry Miller write a terrific book supporting young people in the LGBTQ community and calling for a stop to bullying.
I hope folks pass this list along and send me books I should add to this collection.
There are so many other books out there that build on resiliencies while teaching “professionals” how to support children, families and communities. I look forward to learning about them from you.
Have a great time reading!