I never thought I could find such an entertaining, fun book on such a serious subject! In Amanda’s Fall: A Story for Children About Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the author does an awesome job in making a story about a traumatic brain injury not scary and not boring. I really enjoy the rhyming verse, lovely soft colored illustrations and how the book is written from the point of view of the child with the TBI. As a brain injury survivor herself, Kelly Bouldin Darmofal knows all too well what it’s like to enter that challenging world. I was totally hoping for more resources at the end, and voila, they were there. Thank you Kelly for bringing light to a difficult topic!
Children’s Book Author
Amy Wilinski-Lyman lives in Michigan with her three awesome children: Zach, Drew, and Kendall; and her big fluffy orange cat, Marshall. Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka is her second book. The first, Lucky G and the Sunbeam Girl, was published in 2019. Amy became a mental health warrior in 2016 after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through her books and online presence (www.facebook.com/luckygbookseries), she wants to show parents and children living with mental illness that there is hope. A good treatment plan can be game changing. A fantastic support system is also extremely helpful. Amy credits her family’s love, encouragement, and patience with helping her to reach her goals. Readers can email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.