The X-Men in: Life Lessons Comic Book
One of the hardest, most painful injuries to overcome is a serious burn injury. The pain can be intense, the recovery long, and for children and teens, the prospect of going back to school can be scary. What kinds of questions will other students and teachers ask? Will they be stared at or made fun of? Will they be able to do all the things they used to?
The X-Men® in: Life Lessons is a unique comic book designed by to help children, ages 9-17. Created through the partnership between Starlight and Marvel Enterprises, Life Lessons features the popular X-Men® characters and introduces a new teenage X-Man® named T-Ray, who survives a serious burn injury. The story follows T-Ray as he returns to school and struggles to find ways to cope with the challenges of his injury.
Key themes include:
- The importance of accepting yourself in order to gain acceptance by others.
- Not defining yourself by your injury.
- Managing how you get along with others through your actions and responses.
- Responding to questions, teasing and staring with confidence.
- Finding coping strategies that work for you.
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The X-Men® in: Life Lessons includes a Discussion Guide with tips and strategies for adults using the comic book with children. Click here to download The X-Men® in: Life Lessons Discussion Guide.
Hard copies of the comic book are also available in English or Spanish to burn centers, hospitals, burn foundations, support agencies and camps. To order The X-Men® in: Life Lessons, click here.