I am overjoyed to see a book like this hit the market. A book about bullying not from some adult who will share their "words of wisdom" with a teen that thinks most of what adults say are nonsense, but from one of their own. Written in their own language and terminology. Written by someone who has recently dealt with the bullying issue themselves. This is a great book for middle and high school aged kids.
The book itself is created to visually appeal to a younger reader - mixed up fonts, graphics, doodles, etc. all make it more interesting than one of Mom's boring books.
Aija first wrote it AND published it herself in 2014 and now Scholastic has picked it up. Sold mostly online and at Wal-mart, it's a great purchase. It's also an ebook for those kids that don't do anything unless a phone or tablet is involved.
I plan on leaving my copy casually around my living room in plain sight so that my kids can pick it up and browse through it without having Mom nag at them about it.
The Survival Guide to Bullying
Written by teen author Aija Mayrock
“One day, I realized that I had to create a little, yet powerful survival guide that any kid could use as a life-saving device when they were being bullied in the gym, the cafeteria, the locker room, the class room, the hallways — anywhere. A guide that could be a road map, a flashlight, or a friend. So here it is. This book is my gift to you.”
By Aija Mayrock
The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. From inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future. This updated edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author.