I have written a children’s book, Puff’s Purpose, which is narrated from the point of view of my character Puff, and details a child’s POV in an unhealthy home. Characters include Breezy who is often caught in the storm of Bluster.
Puff and Breezy’s story mirrors many children’s stories. It mirrors my own. I wrote Puff’s Purpose because there is a gap in children’s literature detailing unhealthy homes and family violence.
Puff’s Purpose does not contain graphic scenes of violence, but it allows Puff to express scared emotions toward Bluster, worry for Breezy, and anxiety for all of their futures. This book also reiterates that Puff’s situation is not Puff’s fault. Puff is able to relate experiences to peers and trusted adults and Puff and Breezy end their tale in a safe environment.
The purpose of this book is to be a helpful tool to start conversations about witnessing difficult or traumatic situations. My goal is for children to learn ways to discuss feeling unsafe in their homes and mirror Puff’s brave decision to speak to trusted friends and adults and now to readers. Puff’s Purpose is now available for purchase! Proceeds will benefit DV shelters and organizations across Alabama.
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