Friday, March 28, 2014

‘Bullying Under Attack’

Book cover: "Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies + Bystanders"
In Bullying Under Attack (Teen Ink, 2013), teens address their experiences as targets, as bullies and as bystanders through first-hand essays, poetry and images. It makes an important contribution to a crucial dialogue about bullying, by sharing the perspectives of people for whom bullying is fresh and immediate.

Decades have blurred my ability to document instances of abuse and ostracism, and I read this book from the perspective of a survivor who wants bullying to be taken seriously. Thank you to the teens who bravely shared their stories and the adults who nurtured this collection. And thank you to my public library for shelving it in the teen collection.

Cross-posted to the Facebook page of Jackson County Library Services

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