“I am a psychologist and aspiring kids book author. This combination leads me to think about fiction can be used with kids in a therapuetic way. We all know that kids learn a lot about themselves from reading some books. What I want to do is take reading fiction into the realm of counseling/therapy.
“My project is a book tentatively titled ‘How to Use Books That Kids Read: Counseling Strategies That Work.’ This book is aimed at professional counselors, psychologists, and social works, as well as teachers and librarians. I am looking for suggestions for books to include that fit into middle-grade and YA.
“I will need to be able to work with authors to develop worksheets/handouts to assist professionals in talking with kids about your book. Your publisher will need to provide permission to include your book in this book.