Ab(solutely) Normal: Short Stories That Smash Mental Health Stereotypes by Sonia Patel, Anna Drury, Karen Jialu Bao, Rocky Callen, Val Howlett, Mercedes Acosta, Nikki Grimes, Alechia Dow, Ebony Stewart, Patrick Downes, Jonathan Lenore Kastin, Francisco X. Stork, Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Isabel Quintero, James Bird, Marcella Pixley

400 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction short stories young adult emotional informative reflective medium-paced


 A teen activist wrestles with protest-related anxiety and PTSD. A socially anxious vampire learns he has to save his town by (gulp) working with people. As part of her teshuvah, a girl writes letters to the ex-boyfriend she still loves, revealing...

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