Bullying is a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain (Free Spirit Publishing, May 2016).
This book addresses what I consider essential components to address bullying: including a message that the target of bullying is not at fault for being the victim of abuse, a dispelling of the myth or outdated belief that bullying is a normal part of childhood and an emphasis on the power of bystanders to defuse the bully’s power.
Romain’s text, which was originally copyrighted in 1997, is being released this May in a revised and updated edition.
What’s unique about this book (part of the Laugh & Learn Series) is the humor with which it addresses its subject, without ever weakening the important and serious message.
Steve Mark’s lively, full-color illustrations nicely enhance Romain’s text.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. The opinion expressed is my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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