As someone with anxiety, I was surprised to see a handful of books published in the past year that dealt with the issue head-on. Here are seven titles I read in 2021 that had to do with themes of anxiety.

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Chapter Books

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly – best for young readersRead my full review here.
Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds & Raúl the Third – best for young readers and middle graders with an interest in graphic novels/books with drawingsRead my full review here.
Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas – best for older middle grade – Keep an eye out for my full review.

Graphic Novels

Garlic & the Vampire by Bree Paulsen – best for middle grade – Keep an eye out for my full review.
The Golden Hour by Niki Smith – best for older middle grade and young adultsRead my full review here.
Living With Viola by Rosena Fung – best for middle grade Read my full review here.
No One Returns From the Enchanted Forest by Robin Robinson – best for middle gradeRead my full review here.