Kids with Capes

Written by psychologist, neuroscientist, and acclaimed author 

Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy)


In Partnership with Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx, we have created SuperKids, a two-book series with interactive resources to help hospitalized children navigate loneliness, anxiety, depression and fear.


Research shows that the tools in SuperKids can help patients cope with chronic pain, as well as develop resilience,emotion regulation, healthy identity, and other vital issues. 


Studies show that the mental health habits which hospitalized children practice - healthy or harmful - may impact their ability to heal, as well as their entire lives.


SuperKids - Change the World


Every child thrives on hope and connection, which are often compromised by loss of health, hospitalization, missing school, and the physical changes that come with serious illness. Both volumes of SuperKids help these children to realize their superpowers of resilience, as well as the abilities they have to make a difference for themselves and for others. 


Brimming with hope, positivity, and creative ideas, SuperKids Change the World allows each child the ability to open up, to personalize the stories within, and to come up with creative ways to make life good, which can have a positive impact on every area of their lives.


This version is available in both coloring book form and digital copy in English, and in digital copies in Spanish, German, and Italian.

SuperKids - Healing During Difficult Times


During COVID-19, the mental health struggles facing hospitalized children are exacerbated by isolation. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-doubt, and fear are among the struggles these children face alone, without visits from family or friends.


Due to this absence of their usual support systems, Pop Culture Hero Coalition is creating and distributing SuperKids: Healing During Difficult Times, an interactive, mental health support coloring book, to help them cope with the physical, emotional, and psychological implications of illness and isolation during COVID-19.


This book is an adaptation of SuperKids Change the World, already used in hospitals.