Andrea Torrey Balsara is an award-winning children's and young adult author/illustrator and motivational speaker. 

Her passion is to empower children to think for themselves, to learn about the power and beauty of our diverse human family, and to walk the "Hero's Journey" in real life.

Having struggled with mental wellness as a youth, she seeks to empower young people of all life experiences and diverse backgrounds through her writing, art, and presentations.  

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An agoraphobic rabbit is desperate to go for a walk, but every time she tries to open the door, it becomes a towering gargantuan. In this Scaredy Squirrel meets Eckhart Tolle story, she finds creative ways to gather her courage, stare down that door (and open it!) and go for her walk.
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