If you are into science fiction, don’t let people deter you from traveling to other realms and escaping into a good book.
Here’s a little nugget of wisdom for you: science fiction can build resiliency, which is something we can all use to help us cope during stressful situations.
According to science, reading fiction can help strengthen your sense of imagination, creativity, empathy, and problem solving. Bottom line, fiction is a power medium that offers not only joy but helps us make sense of the world.
For a more in-depth look at the science behind fiction, check out Esther Jones’ 6-minute podcast hosted by JSTOR Daily, or Jones' article Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers on The Conversation.
Check out these teen sci-fi/fantasy picks to get you through the summer - no passport needed, just an element of imagination.