The ALA’s Rainbow List

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!

Dear Bully in USA Today!

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.


Dear Bully in the New York Times!

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.