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The Hero's Journey (for ages 10 and up)

Through storytelling, and readings from Andrea’s books, including her multi-award-winning young adult illustrated novel, The Great & the Small, students will learn to unlock the power of their own potential.

Andrea Torrey Balsara

45 Minute Program

 

$225


Through storytelling, and readings from Andrea's books, including her multi-award-winning young adult illustrated novel, The Great & the Small, students will learn to unlock the power of their own potential. They will be able to draw connections between the stories and heroes they love in literature, film, and pop culture, and their relevance to their own lives. Especially powerful for young people dealing with loss, trauma, and anxiety.

Andrea struggled with mental wellness as a youth, and continues to be someone who manages PTSD and mental wellness on a daily basis. She brings hard-won understanding and connection to every presentation, and to each participant.

*Please note: Andrea's presentations always contain messages of empowerment, and seek to go beyond entertainment to inspire youth. In this spirit, Andrea offers the option of "penpal" correspondence (with permission from parents and guardians) so that young people can share their stories, artwork and thoughts with her.

About the Author

One of Andrea’s first memories was of holding a picture book close and thinking, “I want to make drawings like these!” Since then, she has added writing to her list of THINGS-I-LOVE-TO-DO.

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