Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 4-10, 2009, so this is the perfect time to post my interview with Ann Gonzalez, author of Running For My Life.
Ann talks about her mother's mental illness, her own PTSD, and her writing. Ann put in the winning bid for a Book of Life interview in the Bridget Zinn Auction earlier this year, which raised money to assist librarian/author Bridget Zinn with her cancer treatments.
While Running for My Life is not a book of Jewish content, it's a topic that's pertinent to everyone and I believe that Ann has done a mitzvah by bringing making this subject matter accessible to young readers. Enjoy the audio, and scroll down for a book trailer video of Running for My Life.
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