News! Dear Bully has been named to the ALA’s 2012 Rainbow List named by the Rainbow Project, a joint task force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Round Table of the American Library Association. Congratulations, everyone, and thank you for sharing your stories!
Check out the full 2012 Rainbow List here. Lots of great books to go out there and read!
Look! Dear Bully is a pick for kids and teens in the October 3rd issue of People. We like to think it’s an “empowering collection” too!
Dear Bully in the October 3rd issue!
Check out this review of Dear Bully on PBS Kids’ “It’s My Life” blog!
Highlights from the article:
Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Story is the brainchild of authors Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall. They started a Facebook group for authors who wanted to band together after the suicide last year of Phoebe Prince of South Hadley, Mass., who was a victim of bullying.
Thousands signed up and Jones and Hall spotted a teaching moment. They asked authors to share their past experiences with bullies. Dear Bully(HarperTeen, $9.99), out Sept. 6, is the result.
We are so proud that Dear Bully was included in the New York Times Children’s Book Review’s Back to School Bookshelf. Here’s our favorite part:
“This anthology of personal essays provides empathetic and heartfelt stories from each corner of the schoolyard: the bullied, the bystander and the bully himself are all represented. Their words will be a welcome palliative or a wise pre-emptive defense against the trials of adolescent social dynamics.”
Thanks, New York Times!
Read the full review here.
We are honored that School Library Journal published this review of Dear Bully. Here’s a preview: “Powerful…All of these stories feel authentic and honest, and readers will find a story or a person to identify with, to look to for comfort or guidance.”
Click here to read it online.
We can’t believe that Seventeen Magazine recommends Dear Bully! We love that the online editor loved “Dear Elizabeth,” Carolyn Mackler’s amazing letter to a young fan.
The stats: Dear Bully is a series of short stories from major authors about bullying and being bullied. It hits bookstores September 1.
The gist: Authors Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall started a Facebook group for authors wishing to connect after the tragic suicide of Pheobe Prince last year in Massachusetts. They realized that each member had a story to tell, and that lead them to reach out to other authors to share their personal experiences with bullying. The book features short stories by authors you already know, like Marlene Perez, Lisa McMann,Alyson Noël, and Aprilynne Pike, plus a bunch of other writers who you’ll grow to love. Each author brings something real and honest to the collection.
Our favorite part: The most powerful story is a short letter to the author Carolyn Mackler, and her heartfelt response back to the young girl.
You’ll love it if… You know someone (or are someone) who’s ever been involved in any type of bullying incident. There’s something in it for everyone, on all sides of the spectrum. You’ll love it even more if you can find a story that inspires you to help someone else.
Here’s the story on Seventeen.com.