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When Jodee Blanco began a speaking tour of America’s schools twelve years ago, she never imagined the scope of what would happen, the lives she would touch, nor that she’d meet so many brave teens facing intolerance and bullying in their daily lives.
Blanco helped many of them, intervening on their behalf with school administrators, social services and even local police. Their courage and compassion so impressed Blanco, that she decided it was finally time to give them a voice.
In Bullied Kids Speak Out Blanco presents seventeen of the most unforgettable teens she’s encountered in our school system, providing them with a no-holds-barred platform to speak directly to other teens in turmoil, because as Blanco states, “sometimes it takes a kid, and not an adult, no matter how well-intentioned, to reach another kid in pain and get them to do something about it.”
My thoughts: Jodee’s book is a great resource for parents and kids dealing with intolerance or bullying. She gives valuable advice and insight about how a child can deal with bullying, and that they are not alone. This book is very inspirational and can help children who are victims to find their voice.
I was a pretty shy kid in grade school and middle school. I can definitely remember times when I was bullied on the bus by two older girls, Vera and Wendy. I felt very much alone at that time and afraid to speak up. I wish I had the resources back then to give me the courage to stand up to them. I am confidant that this book will be a great help to kids all over the world to help them stand up for themselves.
About the Author:
Survivor, expert and activist Jodee Blanco is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Please Stop Laughing At Me . . . One Woman’s Inspirational Story. A chronicle of her years as the student outcast, the book inspired a movement inside the nation’s schools and has become an American classic. Please Stop Laughing at Me . . . has also been recognized as an essential resource by The National Crime Prevention Council, The Department of Health & Human Services, the National Association of Youth Courts, Special Olympics, The FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), The American School Counselor’s Association, Teacher Magazine and hundreds of state and local organizations from the PTA and regional law enforcement coalitions to school safety groups.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.