Speaking Our Truths: The -Ism Youth Files (Paperback)
"It's amazing to believe that what was going to be the best year ever tuned into the beginning of what was thought to be the end."
Speaking Our Truths: The -Ism Youth Files is an anthology by youth ages 10-21 from BIPOC and disability communities sharing their personal stories. This new generation of young adults writes candidly about surviving loss, mental health challenges, and social tensions through an unprecedented milestone in their lives.
Written by twenty youth authors, geared towards youth, this anthology weaves together different perspectives on mental health and wellness. All authors are from the BIPOC and disability communities, which were disproportionately affected by COVID-19, a generation forever changed by an unprecedented pandemic and whose voices have not really been heard, until now. Detailing personal challenges and struggles through art, graphic novels, poetry, and prose, these youth express profound insight and vulnerability about how their lives have been changed and that of their loved ones and their communities.
A diversity of voices and mediums, this book is great for fans of anthologies. Young adults will see themselves in these authors. Adults, educators, and mental health professionals will gain an understanding of a new generation of youth and can hopefully better communicate with and address their concerns and needs. Recommended for ages 13+.