Spotlight on Don't Call Me Crazy (Kelly Jensen), Plus Giveaway!
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!
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.
Don't Call Me Crazy
By: Kelly Jensen
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: October 2nd, 2018
One winner will receive a copy of Don't Call Me Crazy (Kelly Jensen) ~ (US Only)
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
It's so important to have open conversations about mental health. This book looks and sounds perfect to start that dialogue!
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.
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.