Author and social worker, Jessica Sanders is passionate about creating resources that foster and nurture positive mental health in children.
Jess’ first book Love Your Body, illustrated by Carol Rossetti, is aimed at young girls. The book , which began as a Kickstarter, is now published in 29 countries, in several languages. Love Your Body won the ABIA, Small Publishers Children’s Book of The Year.
Jess’s latest book illustrated by Robbie Cathro, Be Your Own Man, is focussed on boys’ self esteem and mental health.
For Portable Magic Jess and I talk about why she’s passionate about fostering strong mental health in children, why she decided to write books and the stories behind her books.