Katelyn Mabry: Empowering Kids with ADHD through Literature and Podcasting

Jul 21, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe, in Author Spotlight

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We're thrilled to introduce you to an extraordinary book and author that captured our hearts and minds. "Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD" made a lasting impact, earning recognition as the 2nd Place winner in the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Awards for Special Needs/Disability Awareness. Additionally, it secured a spot as one of the top 100 ADHD Books of All Time according to BookAuthority. Republished in 2022, this remarkable rhyming picture book delves into the world of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder through the eyes of a busy child. Drawing from Katelyn Mabry’s personal experience, it beautifully expresses the thoughts, emotions, and challenges faced by those living with ADHD. But it doesn't stop there – this empowering read also provides invaluable insights and practical tips, accompanied by printable coloring and journal pages. By emphasizing that ADHD does not define children and that they possess unique gifts, this book instills a sense of empowerment and camaraderie. To fully immerse yourself in this wonderful journey, you can order a paperback copy directly from the author, complete with a personal signature and some delightful surprises. 




Katelyn Mabry is an author and podcaster who aims to empower children with ADHD. Through her book, Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD, and in her podcast, "Journey with Me Through ADHD: A Podcast for Kids," Katelyn has created invaluable resources that foster empathy, education, and inclusivity for young minds navigating the challenges of ADHD. As we eagerly anticipate the book's birthday on July 12th, we’d like to share some of the incredible work Katelyn Mabry is doing.


Katelyn Mabry

Katelyn is a talented person who draws upon her personal experiences to connect with children facing ADHD. As someone who has ADHD herself, Katelyn understands the unique struggles and strengths associated with this condition. With her warm and relatable writing style, she captures the attention of young readers while providing them with a window into the world of ADHD. Katelyn's dedication to raising awareness and fostering inclusivity makes her an influential figure in the literary community.


Katelyn shares her story in this video.


"Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD" Book Birthday: July 12th!

"Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD" is a captivating book that serves as a beacon of hope for children with ADHD. With its engaging narrative and delightful illustrations, the book follows the journey of Alex, a child exploring her feelings around her ADHD diagnosis. Katelyn beautifully portrays the challenges and triumphs associated with ADHD, offering young readers an opportunity to understand and embrace their own unique abilities. 

Here’s what people are saying about Hi, It’s Me, I Have ADHD.

Hi, It’s Me! I Have ADHD is a powerful reminder that ADHD is not something you are—it’s something you have and can do what you want with.
- Children’s Book Review 


This is a fantastic book set out in a rhyming format for children with ADHD to better understand what they have and why they are different from others, and also for children without ADHD to better understand children with ADHD. I work in a class with 6 children who have ADHD and they will love this book because it is so relatable to them! I can't wait to share it with them. At the back of the book, the author has provided two pages of information, one for children with ADHD and one for carers and parents, which are both very useful pieces of information and tips.
- Natalie, Goodreads


This book is a wonderful resource for teachers, guidance counselors, caregivers, and of course, young children navigating their ADHD!


Purchase your copy today and take advantage of this incredible book birthday discount


"Journey with Me Through ADHD: A Podcast for Kids"

To further her mission of educating and empowering children with ADHD, Katelyn Mabry launched the podcast "Journey with Me Through ADHD." This podcast provides a safe and engaging space where children can learn about ADHD, listen to inspiring stories, and gain valuable strategies for navigating their everyday lives. Katelyn invites guests, including experts, parents, and children with ADHD, to share their experiences and insights. By promoting empathy and understanding, the podcast helps to reduce stigma and foster a sense of community among young listeners.

Katelyn Mabry's Impact

Katelyn's efforts have profoundly impacted children with ADHD and their families. By weaving storytelling and relatable characters into her work, Katelyn creates a bridge of understanding between neurotypical individuals and those with ADHD. Her book and podcast not only provide valuable resources for children with ADHD but also serve as educational tools for parents, teachers, and peers who wish to support and uplift children with ADHD.

Katelyn fosters empathy and inclusivity for children with ADHD. Her work is a testament to the transformative power of storytelling and the importance of providing children with the tools they need to thrive in a diverse world.

Celebrate Hi, It’s Me! I have ADHD’s birthday on July 12th by purchasing the book (with a special, limited-time discount coupon!).


Want to know more about Hi, It’s Me’s background? Read this interview by Kids News and Reviews!