The Year We Fell From Space
Author: Amy Sarig King
Sixth-grader Liberty has always looked to the stars for comfort. But when her dad moves out, she finds herself gazing at them in a different light, mapping out new constellations in the night sky. She doesn’t understand why he had to go, why her mom seems happier without him, or why her sister won’t leave the house. Most of all, she doesn’t understand why he stopped visiting. It feels like her whole life is falling to pieces, like stars raining down and crashing to Earth. Struggling with her mental health and keeping her anger under control, Liberty hopes to find a way to bring her family back together before it falls apart for good. Your young readers will be touched as Liberty grapples with her feelings of abandonment in this honest look at the stigma of depression and how it can affect an entire family.