Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories Is Now Available

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories, edited by Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall (HarperCollins, 2011) is now available!

From the promotional copy:  

You are not alone. 

Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the “funny guy” into the best defense against the bullies in his class.

Today’s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators—in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal. 

Look for the essay "Isolation" by Cynthia Leitich Smith, pages 186-187.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Stamp Out Bullying.

Contributing Authors


Joanna said...

Just emailed the link to our school librarian... really want us to buy this one.

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thanks, Joanna! I hope your school librarian agrees. Among other things, the book is a wonderful springboard for much-needed conversation.