UPS and DOWNS
Will it be an UP night? Or a DOWN day?
A young girl weathers the highs and lows of daily life with her mother, who has Bipolar Disorder. Her mother’s moods affect her and her brother deeply, and sometimes it can be hard. But she never doubts her mother’s love for a second.
Inspired by the author's own experience growing up with a parent with Bipolar Disorder. The author addresses this in her Author's Note and talks about the number of people affected by this mental illness in North America, making this a great conversation starter and resource for families.
Praise & Recognition
Publication Date: September 3, 2024
Reading Age: 6 - 8
Product Format: Hardback
About the Author
Nancy MacNairn is a teacher and writer. She taught Elementary School for many years in English and French. She is a passionate communicator who lives by her beloved ocean in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
About the Illustrator
Doruntina Beqiraj is a children’s illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario. She has a passion for creating warm and charming characters and enjoys experimenting with textures and patterns. Her art is inspired by the magic of everyday moments.