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Read Your Mind: You Are Enough
Read Your Mind 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.

January’s featured book is "You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery" by Jen Petro-Roy. Jen will be interviewed by fellow YA author Kim Savage. Our community guest will be nutritionist Amy Taylor-Grimm.

Content warning: Topics discussed in this series include anxiety, depression, suicide, self harm, disordered eating, and other sensitive mental health topics. Support resources will be provided at the beginning and end of each session, and on the PPL and LPL websites. If you are in need of immediate support, call Maine Crisis Services 1-888-568-1112 or text NAMI Maine's Teen Support Line at (207) 515 - 8398.

Jan 27, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jen Petro-Roy
Author of "You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery"
JEN PETRO-ROY was born, raised, and still lives in Massachusetts, even though she rejects the idea that snow and cold are ever a good thing. She started writing in third grade, when her classroom performed a play she had written. It was about a witch and a kidnapped girl and a brave crew of adventurers who set out to save the day. As a kid, numerous pictures of Jen often featured Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins books clutched in her hand, so it was just a matter of time until she started writing her own books for children. In the past, Jen has worked as a teacher and a teen and children’s librarian. She loves running, board games, trivia, and swimming, and has a mild obsession with the television show Jeopardy.
Kim Savage
KIM SAVAGE is the author of "After the Woods" (Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction 2016), "Beautiful Broken Girls" (Kirkus 10 Best YA 2017), and "In Her Skin" (YALSA Best 2019), all with Farrar, Straus, Giroux/Macmillan. Her novels have been published in Spain, Brazil, and Turkey, and have been optioned for television and streaming series’. Kim presents at conferences and book festivals nationwide; has been featured on radio and podcasts including NPR, Authors on the Air Global Podcast, and Herald Radio, among others; and meets her readers at bookstores across the country. Kim is a former reporter who received a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. She worked as a business journalist, pitching story ideas along the lines of “When Murder Kills Property Values.” You get the idea. Born on Massachusetts’ South Shore, Kim lives near the real Middlesex Fells Reservation of "After the Woods."