Santiago's Sadness: Making Room for All Emotions

by Gabi Garcia

Other authorsMarta Pineda (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2021



Santiago didn’t feel like smiling. He didn’t feel like playing.
Ever since his family moved, Santiago didn’t feel like doing much.
“Moving isn’t a big deal,” he told himself, but after meeting Lucia at his new school, Santiago begins to understand that it’s okay to feel sad.
Slowly, Santiago begins to unpack his sadness and learns that the dark clouds will be followed by sunshine again.

Santiago’s Sadness helps kids understand that ignoring sadness or judging themselves for feeling it, doesn’t make it go away. Instead, they can learn to make room for sadness by paying attention to it and getting the support they need.


Skinned Knee Publishing (2021), 39 pages


Original language



1949633438 / 9781949633436

Physical description

39 p.; 8.5 inches


2 copies
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