We recognize the work and are so grateful for the wisdom offered by the following sources.
We thank them for their contributions.
And special thanks to Chrystal Sunshine,
who co-authored the first iteration of this theme for SHIFT Book Box.
Suggested Additional Reading
Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry
(written by Bebe Moore Campbell, Illustrated by E.B. Lewis)
When Sadness Comes to Call/ When Sadness is at Your Door
(written and illustrated by Eva Eland)
(written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Kenard Pak)
A Kids Book About Depression
(written by Kileah McIlvain)
The Color Thief
(written by Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters, illustrated by Karin Littlewood)
The Red Tree, in Lost and Found: 3 by Shaun Tan
(written and illustrated by Shaun Tan)
(written and illustrated by Mel Tregonning, completed by Shaun Tan)
American Psychiatric Association. “What is Depression.” American Psychiatric Association, https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression. Accessed August 2019.
“An Interview with Kyo Maclear.” Wildness, https://readwildness.com/11/maclear-feature. Accessed August 2020.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America. “Facts and Statistics.” ADAA: Anxiety and Depression Association of America, https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics. Accessed August 2019.
Arsenault, Isabelle. “Bio.” Isabelle Arsenault Illustration, http://www.isabellearsenault.com/read-me-wells. Accessed August 2019.
Authors Aloud UK. “Karin Littlewood.” Authors Aloud UK, https://authorsalouduk.co.uk/speaker/karin-littlewood/. Accessed August 2019.
“Author Spotlight: Charlotte Agell.” Picture Book Spotlight, 20 January 2020, https://www.pbspotlight.com/single-post/2020/01/20/Author-Spotlight-Charlotte-Agell. Accessed August 2020.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. “When a Parent Is Depressed...What Kids Want to Know.” camh: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/guides-and-publications/when-a-parent-is-depressed. Accessed August 2019.
Danielson, Julie. “Battling the Blues with Virginia.” Kirkus, 27 January 2012, https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/battling-blues-virginia/. Accessed August 2019.
dPictus. “Isabelle Arsenault, Canada.” Picturebook Makers, 30 June 2015, https://blog.picturebookmakers.com/post/122843304761/isabelle-arsenault. Accessed August 2019.
Erickson, Alex. “An Interview with Charlotte Agell by Alex Ericson.” HMS News, 6 May 2017, http://hmsnewsletter.blogspot.com/2017/05/an-interview-with-charlotte-agell-by.html. Accessed August 2020.
Haig, Matt. “Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands by Andrew Fusek Peters, Book Review: Water and the Wild Provide a Way Through Depression.” Independent, 2 May 2014, https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/dip-wild-swims-from-the-borderlands-by-andrew-fusek-peters-book-review-water-and-the-wild-provide-a-9314106.html. Accessed August 2019.
Hull, Megan. “Depression Hotlines.” The Recovery Village, 27 April 2019, https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/depression/related/depression-hotlines/#gref. Accessed August 2019.
Kids Can Press. “Virginia Wolf.” Kids Can Press, https://www.kidscanpress.com/products/virginia-wolf. Accessed August 2019.
Littlewood, Karin. “Biography.” Karin Littlewood Illustrator, http://www.karinlittlewood.com/page16.htm. Accessed August 2019.
Lyness, D’Arcy. “Depression.” KidsHealth from Nemours, August 2016, https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/understanding-depression.html, Accessed August 2019.
Lyness, D’Arcy. “Talking to Parents About Depression.” TeensHealth from Nemours, August 2016, https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/talk-depression.html. Accessed August 2019.
Maclear, Kyo. “About.” Kyo Maclear, http://www.kyomaclear.com/about/. Accessed August 2019.
Martin, Emily. “Virginia Wolf.” The Black Apple, 3 April 2012, https://theblackapple.typepad.com/inside_a_black_apple/2012/04/virginia-wolf.html. Accessed August 2019.
McMahon, Serah-Marie. “‘Everything I Do Is In The Same House, Just On Different Floors’: An Interview with Kyo Maclear.” Hazlitt, 24 May 2017, https://hazlitt.net/feature/everything-i-do-same-house-just-different-floors-interview-kyo-maclear. Accessed August 2019.
Medley, Mark. “Kyo Maclear isn't afraid of Virginia Woolf.” National Post, 16 March 2012, https://nationalpost.com/afterword/shes-not-afraid-kyo-maclear-anthropomorphizes-virginia-woolf-into-a-childrens-tale-heroine. Accessed August 2019.
Menendez, Alicia. “How Coco Illustrator Ana Ramírez González Extends Herself with Her Art.” Latina to Latina, 2 August 2020, https://latina-to-latina.simplecast.com/episodes/how-coco-illustrator-ana-ramirez-gonzalez-extends-herself-with-her-art/transcript. Accessed August 2020
National Institute of Mental Health. “Major Depression.” NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health, https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml. Accessed August 2019.
Perogies & Gyoza. “Interview with Kyo Maclear, author of Virginia Wolf.” Perogies & Gyoza: Adventures in Books and Bilingualism, 6 March 2012, http://www.perogiesandgyoza.com/2012/03/interview-with-kyo-maclear-author-of.html?spref=tw. Accessed August 2019.
Peters, Andrew Fusek. “About.” Andrew Fusek Peters, http://www.andrewfusekpeters.com/about.html. Accessed August 2019.
Peters, Andrew Fusek. “Andrew Fusek Peters (1965–) Biography.” JRank, https://biography.jrank.org/pages/2227/Peters-Andrew-Fusek-1965.html. Accessed August 2019.
Peters, Polly and Andrew Fusek Peters. “Who We Are.” Two Peters, http://www.twopeters.com. Accessed August 2019.
“Pixar Artist Ana Ramirez Talks Illustrating Her First Book and Working on Coco.” Disney Style, https://style.disney.com/living/2017/10/27/pixar-artist-ana-ramirez-talks-illustrating-her-first-book-and-working-on-coco/. Accessed August 2020.
PopUpProjects. “Author Karin Littlewood on Her Creative Process.” PopUpProjects, 1 April 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_xSZk1VE6I. Accessed August 2019.
Porter, Tom. “Are You Sitting Comfortably?: The award-winning children’s author and illustrator Charlotte Agell.” Bowdoin, 24 June 2020, https://www.bowdoin.edu/news/2020/06/are-you-sitting-comfortably.html. Accessed August 2020.
Reading, Wiley. “5 Things to Do (And Not Do) to Support Someone with Depression.” Everyday Feminism, 21 March 2015, https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/03/supporting-people-with-depression/. Accessed August 2019.
TVO Parents. “Kyo Maclear discusses her kid’s book ‘Virginia Wolf.’ TVO Parents, 27 Sept 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TJXDgEbOGI. Accessed August 2019.
Wilson, Alley. “Parents, This is How to Tell Your Children You’re Dealing with Depression, Anxiety.” Global News, 3 May 2017, https://globalnews.ca/news/3425035/parents-this-is-how-to-tell-your-children-youre-dealing-with-depression-anxiety/. Accessed August 2019.