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Macmillan Children's Book

The Wave

Author: Tyler Charlton

The Wave

The Wave


About This Book

An evocative, deeply moving picture book that tells an honest tale of depression, empathy, and hope.
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When a boy is swept up in a wave of sadness, he finds himself tumbling. But when he remembers that this sadness won't last forever, and that the wave will eventually carry him back to shore, he discovers his friends and family waiting to gently pull him out of the water and back home.

With hopeful text and gorgeous art, The Wave takes us on a journey through one child's experience with depression that fosters empathy for those on the outside, and solidarity for those still caught in the midst of their own wave. It is an honest look at depression which affects almost 2 million children in the United States.

The Wave is a must-read for anyone who finds themselves tumbling, and a beautiful reminder that we can reach out to others to keep our heads - and hearts - above water.

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Roaring Brook Press



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"Helpful insights for children dealing with depression and those who care about them." - Kirkus Reviews

"An introspective and reassuring title for readers across several grade ranges." - School Library Journal

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