Celebrate the importance of mental health awareness with Tor Teen and check out our first ever Crowdcast live event, Empathy Over Stigma. Authors TJ Klune, Mark Oshiro, and Lauren Shippen joined us to discuss mental health representation in YA. Watch a replay of our Crowdcast Livestream, access helpful resources, and learn more about the exciting, upcoming titles from our event’s three featured authors!
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Tor Teen Team wanted to shout out some of the books that discuss mental health with care and empathy, and that make us feel seen and understood.
Learn about Anger Is a Gift author Mark Oshiro as they answer rapid fire questions!
All year round is a good time to read books featuring LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, but this Pride Month it’s especially on our minds. YA has seen an explosion in characters who show a wider range of gender and sexuality – here are just a few books to read this June and look forward to in the coming months!
Learn how Mark Oshiro’s experiences as a teen influenced their writing of Anger Is a Gift!
Discover three facts about Anger Is a Gift from author Mark Oshiro!
Read KaeShawn Smith’s essay, inspired by Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro!
A story of resilience and loss, love and family, Mark Oshiro’s Anger Is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and strength of a community living within a system of oppression.
Now more than ever, speaking up and out for what you believe in is a part of growing up and taking your place in the world. Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro, coming later this month, features teens confronting social and community issues with courage and standing together to fight for what’s right. As we anticipate its release next month, we’ve come up with a list of books in which teens band together in the wake of tragedy and injustice to change their communities for the better.
Check out these new books from Mark Oshiro and Veronica Rossi!