Raina Telgemeier’s ‘Guts’ Empowers Young Readers to Embrace Mental Health

Raina Telgemeier’s ‘Guts’ Empowers Young Readers to Embrace Mental Health

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Guts, Telgemeier’s latest book from Scholastic Books, puts you in Telgemeier’s shoes as she works through her fears and anxieties. It tells the story of Raina and her mother getting a horrible case of food poisoning. Even though they get better, Raina starts feeling very anxious about getting food poisoning again. This fear gets worse and worse, interfering with her life at school and with friends, and ultimately Raina discovers ways to manage and work through her fears.     Given Telgemeier’s popularity among young readers, Guts has a one million copy initial print run for good reason. Each of her books …