Spotlight on Don't Call Me Crazy (Kelly Jensen), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight (Don't) Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen!

 Read on for more about Kelly and her book, plus an giveaway! 

 

 

 

Meet (Don't) Call Me Crazy!

Who’s Crazy?
 
What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences?
 
To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?—to different people.
 
In (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, thirty-three actors, athletes, writers, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore a wide range of topics: their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and don’t talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy.

 If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages . . . and let’s get talking.

Include your author bio here: Kelly Jensen is a former librarian-turned-editor for Book Riot and Stacked. Her YA anthology, Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, received five starred reviews and tremendous praise from publications as varied as The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and Buzzfeed. Named a best book of the year by School Library Journal and the Chicago Public Library, the “feminist power tome” (New York Magazine) was “earnest, conversational, and dauntlessly unapologetic” (Booklist). Jensen is also the author of  It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader. She loves black licorice and debating genre. Follow her on Twitter: @veronikellymars.

 

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Don't Call Me Crazy

By: Kelly Jensen

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

 

 

 

 

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One winner will receive a copy of Don't Call Me Crazy (Kelly Jensen) ~ (US Only) 

 

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Kara S on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:02

The cover is okay, but the authors included and the theme of the anthology are top-notch, IMHO! Thanks for this chance to win -- Kara S

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The cover is okay, but the authors included and the theme of the anthology are top-notch, IMHO! Thanks for this chance to win -- Kara S
Alyssa Annico on Thursday, 18 October 2018 12:35

It's so important to have open conversations about mental health. This book looks and sounds perfect to start that dialogue!

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It's so important to have open conversations about mental health. This book looks and sounds perfect to start that dialogue!
Marisa Fort on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:06

I like the cartoons on the cover, the synopsis sounds amazing! So needed!

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I like the cartoons on the cover, the synopsis sounds amazing! So needed!
Renee Moore on Thursday, 25 October 2018 13:57

I have been looking forward to this book. It is so important that as many people as possible read it!

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I have been looking forward to this book. It is so important that as many people as possible read it!
Dianna G. on Saturday, 27 October 2018 20:51

Sounds like this is an of-the-moment read. Not completely in love with the cover.

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Sounds like this is an of-the-moment read. Not completely in love with the cover.
Debra Branigan on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 22:17

This is an important book to start this most important conversation about mental health and the people involved with the stories is great. The cover will not attract young people, which does not help to get them to open the book.

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This is an important book to start this most important conversation about mental health and the people involved with the stories is great. The cover will not attract young people, which does not help to get them to open the book.
Precious J Hernandez on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 03:08

This is an incredibly important topic for me and I'm so excited about it. I'm not a HUGE fan of the cover but I do think it's nice nonetheless.

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This is an incredibly important topic for me and I'm so excited about it. I'm not a HUGE fan of the cover but I do think it's nice nonetheless.
Davianna Nieto on Thursday, 01 November 2018 17:38

I love the cover and the synopsis sounds great as it covers a very important topic for me

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I love the cover and the synopsis sounds great as it covers a very important topic for me
Penny Olson on Friday, 02 November 2018 10:27

The cover is ok but the topic of the anthology is really relevant and important.

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The cover is ok but the topic of the anthology is really relevant and important.
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 03 November 2018 19:09

i like the cover and the synopsis promises an important topic for all people to educate themselves about.

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i like the cover and the synopsis promises an important topic for all people to educate themselves about.

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