Wide Eyed Editions A Mind Like Mine
Wide Eyed Editions A Mind Like Mine

A Mind Like Mine

By Rachael Davis


Publication Date: July 5, 2022

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

A beautifully illustrated biography anthology, discover that tells the hidden mental health stories of 21 famous figures from science, sport, music and politics, from past and present.

 Mind Like Mine is a stigma-busting collection of biographies of some of the great people from history who have lived with mental health conditions.

Did you know Charles Darwin experienced anxiety and Florence Nightingale lived with PTSD? From Michelangelo to Deepika Padukone, Ada Lovelace to Freddie Flintoff, a great many successful people with brilliant minds and talents have lived or are living with mental health disorders.


The biographies in this book show that you can't always tell what a person is going through, and that mental health conditions can and do impact people from all walks of life. The aim of this book is to help remove some of the stigma around mental health, discuss different mental health conditions, what they mean and how they are treated; and ultimately to show that mental health disorders do not have to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams.


The figures featured are from a range of diverse backgrounds and disciplines across science, literature, art, music, sport, politics and popular culture. Additional feature pages will explain and explore key mental health conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and eating disorders.

About the Author

Rachael Davis studied Mathematics at Oxford University and then went to work in Finance. A few years later, her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and Rachael developed anxiety. She found writing therapeutic, and decided life was too short not to do what you love. She left her job, did a masters in English Literature, became a full-time writer, and has never looked back. Growing up biracial, she didn’t see herself reflected in stories, and it's especially important to her that her books connect with all children. Rachael lives in Hampshire with her husband and two young daughters.


Islenia Mil is an Afro-Latina, NYC based illustrator specializing in conceptual problem solving and storytelling and can be easily recognized from her use engaging composition, detail lines, and vibrant color. Islenia has worked for client such as AARP and Twitter NYC.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 64 pages

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

Publication Date: July 5, 2022

ISBN: 9780711274013

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