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Children with autism experience high rates of bullying, which gives the webinar personal relevance.
This free, hour-long webinar focuses on how children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying. I have a three-fold interest in the webinar as a survivor of childhood peer abuse, former journalist and aspiring library professional.
I value the role of library workers and journalists as information gatherers; I believe they are especially well placed to share the message that bullying is not OK and that bystanders have a powerful role to play in prevention of bullying.
Moderated by Booklist associate editor Annie Kelley, the webinar features a presentation by Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (Random House, 2013). Tbe webinar is sponsored by Books on Tape/Listening Library, Free Spirit and Lorimer.