The Year We Fell From Space
Location: FIC KIN
Genre: Mental health, Early Teen
The deeply affecting next book from acclaimed author Amy Sarig King.
Liberty Johansen is going to change the way we look at the night sky. Most people see the old constellations, the things they've been told to see. But Liberty sees new patterns, pictures, and possibilities. She's an exception.
Some other exceptions:
Her dad, who gave her the stars. Who moved out months ago and hasn't talked to her since.
Her mom, who's happier since he left, even though everyone thinks she should be sad and lonely.
And her sister, who won't go outside their house.
Liberty feels like her whole world is falling from space. Can she map a new life for herself and her family before they spin too far out of reach?
"This book should be read by everyone. Teachers and students, to raise mental health awareness. Kids and grown ups, to make conversations easiest.
Above all this book is a beautiful, touching, deeply moving story, with a little girl that you want to hold and hug.
This is a book about a little girl who used to be me. I should hug her sometimes.
So if you want a thought provoking, original and heart warming story to get back to your inner child, to understand mental illness, to understand divorce, to understand the importance of talking and expressing yourself, and if you like stars, then I definitely recommend this book. It is a true wonder." Garance