Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

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Others were full of regrets for the pain that they caused to their victims. Some talk of survival and what they had to do just to make it through the day. Then there were the ones that spoke of their friends whether they pressured them into bullying others, or how they were their saviors. Some of the authors speak about the insight bullying gave them as kids and how they use it in their lives now, and the inspiration it gives their writing. It also covers the reasons why children become bullies and the sad journey that makes them turn to hurting others. Finally, there are the stories that tell of hope and that it will get better in the end if you can just live through the moment.

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Reading all of these authors' stories has really opened my eyes. Growing up, I don't really remember ever getting made fun of or getting called bad names. I am sure that there are times that it happened, but it obliviously never really affected me like it would others. As a kid, I was a little on the shy side so I stuck to my little group of friends, but I was taught to respect others even if they were different than me.

I realize that bullying is a part of our society and that it will never fully go away, but it can be greatly improved if people would just pay attention. If you are a parent make sure your children feel comfortable enough to come to you if they have a problem.

Also, be open minded enough that if someone else comes to you about a problem with your child you will listen and try to understand. If you are a teacher or a school administrator take notice of your surroundings and pay attention to what is going on. Don't let your students be the victims of bullies. Last but not least, if you are just a normal person and you see someone being bullied, don't be afraid to stand up and say something. This was a very educational read for me that was both sad and inspirational.

I wish that we didn't have this problem in the world today and that everyone could be accepting, but that's not reality.

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That being said, it doesn't mean that something can't be done, because we are a growing ever changing race and we can always improve. We should love and respect one another and not let our own hurt and hate turn us into a bully. I would highly recommend this anthology to anyone that has ever had a problem with a bully, whether you are having a problem now or have scars from the past. This can help you see how others dealt with their own personal bullies and it will give you hope that things will get better. More than twenty percent of our kids admit to being a bully or participating in bullylike activities.

On a daily average , children miss school because they fear they will be bullied if they attend classes.

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As more and more teen suicides dominate the news, a generation's favorite authors--as varied as Alyson Nel, Jon Scieszka, and Mo Willems--come together to share their stories about bullying in a first-rate, deeply personal collection. Don't miss this excellent catalyst for one-on-one and classroom discussion Today's top authors for teens and young people come together to share their stories about bullying--as bystanders, as victims, and as the bullies themselves--in this moving and deeply personal collection.

Specifications Abridged Y. Customer Reviews. Average rating: 4. See all reviews. Write a review. It is sometimes difficult to see the line between playful banter among friends and hurtful remarks that really sting. And, sadly, many students will not say anything to anyone about these remarks and will instead hold their hurt inside. This book helps us see some of those blurred lines more clearly.

This book shows bullying in its various stages and in its various disguises. I have shared many of the stories in this book with my students as a read aloud, and it has sparked some good conversation. I think it has been helpful for them to see themselves in these stories, because sometimes they're the victim, sometimes they're the bystander, and sometimes they're the perpetrator.

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Bullying has gotten so out of control, and unfortunately, is deeply ingrained into the culture of our schools. It's time we stand up and speak up to end bullying, and this book is a good place to start. Sep 21, Kim rated it it was amazing. This book blew my mind as I knew it would. I'm not familiar with even half of the authors that contributed, but it was still incredible knowing that so many authors suffered from the similar issues growing up.

Dear bully : seventy authors tell their stories

Those stories stuck out for me. It was nice to read so many different perspectives. Some authors were bullied, some authors were the bullies, and some authors just stood there in the background This book blew my mind as I knew it would. Some authors were bullied, some authors were the bullies, and some authors just stood there in the background watching others getting tormented.