I met Sarah Fader some years back when I was introduced to the Stigma Fighters. In the years since she has become a friend I care deeply and hold in high regard. Her years of living with mental illness led her to form the organization and, more recently, she and several like-minded associates have founded an indie publishing company known as Eliezer Tristan. This is an outlet for publications of survival, with mental illness being one aspect. They have already published a number of titles and have taken on publishing of the Stigma Fighters anthologies which puts into print essays submitted to the organizations website. Their books may be found on Amazon and some are now rolling out to brick and mortar stores. I am not currently able to secure all the titles, but will be posting reviews of their books as I do. Today I would like to tell you about a children’s book by Sarah and her son Ari Fader-Van Luyn, who also provided the illustrations.
The Nobody is a simple book with a significant message for children. A Nobody may feel confined when cut off from the world, but can discover more about themselves when exploring their place in it. Even adults can be struck with the thought that they are unimportant to the world, but it is more harmful to children and their development. The lack of confidence in this feeling can stunt their psychological growth and The Nobody illustrates the idea of self-worth to them in a simple and straightforward manner. I recommend it as a tool to place the idea in their head of their value as a person, particularly in conjunction with other titles that provide the same lesson. The book will soon be available on Amazon and more information on Eliezer Tristan Publishing may be found by following the link in my profile.
As always, thank you for reading I hope to see you soon. Take care, my friends.