Mental Health

Celebrating the Buxtehuder Bulle (International Giveaway)!

I am so excited to be in Buxtehuder, Germany this week! The local librarian and her amazing staff, volunteers, and donors have given me the warmest, most amazing welcome to their beautiful town! Follow my stories and posts on Instagram to keep up with all my adventures this week: @tamaraistone. I'll be visiting local schools

Buzzfeed | 29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFgKYXRQevm/ Absolutely honored to see EVERY LAST WORD on this important list and alongside so many incredible books. Thank you, @buzzfeed readers! And thank you, @viotoki for this lovely shot and your kind words. READ MORE

Words for C

At the end of my author’s note, I told you about C, the teen who inspired me to write Every Last Word. Well, C left for college this week. She decided to go to school far from home, even though the whole idea still scares her. A lot. And she’s majoring in adolescent psychology, hoping

By |2017-05-29T13:14:21+00:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: Every Last Word|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

B&N Teen Blog | 16 YAs That Get it Right: Mental Health Edition

Absolutely honored to see EVERY LAST WORD on this important list and alongside so many incredible books. Thank you, Barnes & Noble Teen readers! Every Last Word, by Tamara Ireland Stone Finding authentic, truthful depictions of obsessive compulsive disorder in young adult literature can sometimes feel like a treasure hunt. In this case, Tamara Ireland Stone’s Every

The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature | Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2016 Edition

Honored and thrilled to see that EVERY LAST WORD made The Best Children’s Books of the Year 2016 (Fourteen and Up)! Thank you, Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature! For the full list, click the button below. (Source: Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2016 Edition) READ MORE

Every Last Word | Featured in School Library Connection

What a nice way to start the new year! I’m thrilled with this review of Every Last Word in the January issue of School Library Connection Magazine: In this realistic and engaging novel, Stone takes the reader directly into the mind of a teenage girl who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder. Sam strives to keep her disorder and her treatment

Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards: Every Last Word Makes Final Round

Every Last Word made it into the Epic Reads Book Shimmy Awards FINAL ROUND! Thank you so much, awesome readers! This is it, friends. Will you give Sam and the Poets one more vote? Thank you!

Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards: Every Last Word Makes Semi-Finals

If you loved EVERY LAST WORD, I’d love your vote in the #BookShimmyAwards, Mental Health Matters category! It’s been a big year in YA literature for this important topic. Thank you for reading our stories, sharing them, and talking about teens and mental health. Your voice matters! Vote for all your favorite books here: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/2015-book-shimmy-awards-semi-finals

Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards | Mental Health Matters Award

Exciting news, guys! EVERY LAST WORD is a semi-finalist in the Epic Reads Book Shimmy Awards! What an honor! And it’s in such wonderful company. ? There are many amazing books here, in every category. Please go VOTE for all your favorites at www.epicreads.com. VOTE HERE

Book Shimmy Awards (Epic Reads): Semi-Finals

epicreads: Go vote in the Book Shimmy Awards: Semi-Finals !!!!!! Thrilled to see EVERY LAST WORD as a semi-finalist in the Mental Health Matters category. Thank you, readers! There are so many incredible books here, in every category. Please go VOTE for your favorites!

By |2017-05-03T18:16:55+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: News, Every Last Word, Awards|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

School Library Journal | Tackling Mental Health Through YA Lit

Tackling Mental Health Through YA Lit Honored to see EVERY LAST WORD in this School Library Journal article, and so excited to be taking part in the “Teen Librarian Toolbox“ discussion on mental health in YA literature (‪#‎MHYALit‬). Throughout 2016, a variety of authors, librarians, and teens will be sharing personal stories and discussing books,

OCD Awareness Week

In honor of OCD awareness week, I’ve made donations to three non-profit organizations that are doing wonderful things to raise awareness about OCD and reaching out to teens who are struggling with their mental health: ReachOut: Helping young adults who struggle with feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of suicide to build resilience, withstand tough times and

Your Tango | The Devastating Reality Of Living With OCD

“I know that somewhere, right now, a little girl is up at 4 in the morning, checking each lock on each door in her home 14 times. And I want her to see this. “I want her to know that it’s OK to not feel OK. That she actually is okay, just as she is,

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