Xavier in the Meantime
Published: 2022 by Riveted Press
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
CBCA Notables 2023. The black dog never really leaves. Despite Xavier’s positive affirmations and his plans, it’s just there. But maybe this new doctor will fix things. Maybe this new therapy group will help. With the help of his best friend Aster, the pair try to convince Xavier’s dad to turn the family sheep farm into a therapy retreat for the group session kids – but they are up against decades of tradition, his parents who are on a ‘break’ and the black dog.