August’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Self-Care

Submitted by edawson on July 29, 2021 - 12:01pm

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of self-care! With school starting up again, it is important to take care of yourself and practice healthy self-care strategies. Check out this librarian compiled selection of nonfiction mental health books and queer feel-good YA books, self-care ideas, and community resources. We will be meeting online at 4:00 pm every Tuesday in August. New participants are always welcome! Attendees of this month’s Virtual Teen Pride Club will also receive a special Self-Care bundle with crafts and personalized bookmarks. For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the August Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

  • August 3rd
  • August 10th
  • August 17th
  • August 24th
  • August 31st

Mental health and queer nonfiction:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy
edited by Kelly Jensen
(she/her)

The New Queer Conscience

The New Queer Conscience
by Adam Eli
(he/they)

Continuum

Continuum
by Chella Man
(he/him)

Trans Teen Survival Guide

Trans Teen Survival Guide
by Owl Fisher (they/them)
and Fox Fisher (they/them)

This Book is Gay

This Book is Gay
by Juno Dawson
(she/her)

The Self-Compassionate Teen

The Self-Compassionate Teen
by Karen Bluth (she/her)

Be You, Only Better

Be You, Only Better
by Kristie Hugstad
(she/her)

 

For some feel-good queer YA with happy endings, check out last month’s blog!
https://sonomalibrary.org/blogs/teenspace/julys-virtual-teen-pride

Self-Care ideas:

  • Take a walk
  • Meditate
  • Talk to a friend
  • Read a good book
  • Take a nap
  • Make a healthy snack or meal
  • Cuddle with a pet
  • Journal
  • Take a break from social media/your phone
  • Get some sun
  • Drink water
  • Get creative: write, draw, paint, dance, play music, etc.
  • Stretch/do yoga
  • Watch something funny (laugh!)

Community Resources:

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