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44 Children’s Books That Help Kids Understand Mental Health

This book helps children to understand Tourette’s Syndrome. 44. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus This chapter book for middle-grade kids tells the story… Trista - September 1, 2019
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This book helps children to understand Tourette’s Syndrome.

44. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

This chapter book for middle-grade kids tells the story of Aven, a cactus which was born without any arms. However, instead of admitting that he was born without arms, he likes to invent wild stories about how he lost them.

When his family moves, he makes friends with Connor, a classmate who has Tourette’s Syndrome. The two partner together to solve a mystery. This book will help children understand that the things that make them different give them the abilities to do things that other kids may not be able to do. Most importantly, the two characters discover friendship in the midst of coping with their disabilities.

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