Brave Molly

By Brooke Boynton-Hughes

Sensitive Depiction of Anxiety that Will Resonate at Any Age

Brave Molly honors everyday acts of bravery and the power of friendship to banish the monsters that haunt us.

What do you do when no one can see your monsters but you? At first, Molly runs from them, but they follow her down the sidewalk, getting in the way when she tries to make a new friend, popping up unexpectedly out of shadows, and multiplying until finally . . . Molly faces her fears.

 Coming at a time of increased awareness of the impact of mental health and wellness, Brave Molly offers a mirror that accurately and compassionately reflects the experience of those who struggle with anxiety, and a window for those who don’t that will foster empathy and understanding

Brooke Boynton-Hughes is an introvert who often finds going out into the world anxiety-inducing. Just like Molly, Brooke found her voice with the help of books. She writes and illustrates children’s books in Fort Collins, Colorado


Lara Starr Senior Publicist
Brave Molly
By Brooke Boynton-Hughes
April 2019
Ages 5 to 8
48 pages, Chronicle Books
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