Read Your Mind: The Last True Poets of the Sea
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Zoom Webinar
Audience: Teens, Teen Reads, Teen Events, Teen Health, Parents & Teachers
Wednesday, March 31st: The Last True Poets of the Sea
In March we will host author Julia Drake in discussion with Lewiston Youth Advisory Council chair Hope Rubito to talk about self-harm behaviors, the influence of guilt and loss, and honest portrayals of hospitalization experiences. Our community partner for this is event is NAMI Maine.
Unfortunately, author Ceylan Scott will no longer be able to join us for this session. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage attendees to get a copy of On A Scale of 1 to 10 from your local library or independent bookstore.
Register for this Zoom Webinar here:
About the Book:
The Last True Poets of the Sea: Inspired loosely by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, teenaged Violet is shipped off to Maine after her brother’s hospitalization, where she searches for the lost shipwreck that her great-great grandmother survived and for answers about her family’s long struggle with mental illness, all while falling in love.
About the Author:
About Our Community Partner:
NAMI is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping everyone affected by mental health disorders. They are a resource for people living with mental illness, for family members and friends who have a loved one who is ill, for veterans and their family members, for community members and for schools, agencies, organizations and other mental health professionals.
A good place to start is to call their toll-free Help Line (1-800-464-5767). Trained staff will answer your call and can provide information, referrals, resource materials and support.
For more resources and more information, visit https://www.namimaine.org/resources.
About the Series » Read Your Mind: Teen Mental Health Series
Read Your Mind: Exploring Mental Health in Teen Books is a monthly, virtual series focusing on teen mental health & wellness. Featuring YA authors and community health experts, we hope to explore complex and common health concerns through the vehicle of Teen books.
All Read Your Mind sessions:
- Will take place live on Zoom, the last Wednesday of every month @ 12 PM*;
- Focus on a particular and unique youth mental health topic;
- Feature authors of fiction and nonfiction books for teens;
- Feature a community support partner with expertise in the mental health topics covered in each book;
- Will leave time for anonymous audience Q&A;
- Are intended for teenagers and adults who work with teens;
- Will be recorded and made available for future viewing.
For information on individual events, please see the calendar entries below. We’ll be adding more events as the school year continues so check back soon!
The Read Your Mind series is brought to you by a partnership between the Portland Public Teen Library, the Lewiston Public Teen Library, Print: A Bookstore, and many local community partners who work with young people. Visit Print Bookstore if you would like to purchase any of the books featured in this series.
Questions about this series can be sent to email@example.com.