Book Launch: When Anna Came to Stay
Readings State Library — State Library Victoria, 285-321 Russell St, Melbourne 3000, Victoria
We are delighted to celebrate the launch of this gorgeous and important picture book, When Anna Came to Stay by author and performer Maddy Tyers.
Maddy Tyers is passionate about sharing her lived experience of an eating disorder and body image positivity with school students and parent groups for the Butterfly Foundation. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own body, but the reality is that at least 1 in 4 young people have serious body image concerns. In fact research shows body dissatisfaction starts in early childhood._When Anna Came To Stay_ explores the nature and emergence of eating disorders for a younger audience. As the voice of lived experience, Maddy Tyers centres the story around May, who is a carefree girl before she begins heeding the advice of her imaginary friend Anna, suddenly May’s world is turned upside down.
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