Mason is Learning to Roar


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Dr. Monique Mondesir, author; Michael Millington, author; Christopher Carnes, illustrator

Mason is a young lion with Selective Mutism, a childhood anxiety disorder which prevents him from speaking in a school setting. This book opens with highlighting Mason’s playful and boisterous personality at home and contrasts it with his school experience where he is silent all day. With support from his parents and teachers, Mason slowly learns to overcome his anxiety in the classroom. This book also emphasizes that treating Selective Mutism requires patience and understanding since progress and behavioral change is slow. However each small gain should be celebrated.