Reading for Resilience
In my research on the self-harm spectrum in children's and teen literature, it's rare to find a story that so thoroughly answers suicide loss grief. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is delightful. Here the author talks about how stories can manipulate and harm, and the author's power in choice of how to tell a story.
This is the first book in my current research set in which I found every resiliency point I was looking for: family, friendships, forgiveness, perseverance, hope in the face of grief and fear, and protection of others. There are however two unexplained instances of suicidal action which I'll have to log as method description. Still, I found a lot of great material on resilient behavior in response to trials and tragedy. Rich reading!