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Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers, Parents, and Communities to Combat the Bullying Crisis

Hirsch, Lee; Lowen, Cynthia

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Title: Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers, Parents,...

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PRAISE FOR THE FILM:
“An insightful and moving documentary.” —USA Today

“Moving and touching...Bully forces you to confront...the extent to which cruelty is embedded in our schools and therefore in our society as a whole.” —New York Times, Critics’ Pick

ABOUT THIS AUDIOBOOK:
A companion to the acclaimed film Bully, this audiobook brings the story of the documentary beyond the closing credits, continuing the national conversation inspired by the film. Personal anecdotes from prominent antibullying activists and celebrities alongside essays from renowned experts, authors, government officials, and educators offer powerful insights, resources, and concrete steps to combat the bullying epidemic. An essential part of any campaign to decrease bullying and increase empathy, the audiobook also follows the stories of the families featured in the film beyond the big screen, who contribute valuable advice on the timely topic of bullying in our nation. This guide is crucial for parents, educators, school administrators, and anyone who is committed to the 13 million schoolchildren who will face bullying this year.

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE:
Mike Honda, U.S. congressperson (D-Calif.), whose memories of World War II Japanese internment camps inspired a life of public service and a commitment to combat bullying

Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, whose life’s work has been dedicated to helping parents and families

Dr. Robyn Silverman, child and teen development specialist, frequent expert appearing on national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Anderson

Marlo Thomas, actress and spokesperson for children, whose landmark Free to Be You and Me inspired a generation

James Wendorf, executive director of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, who is making her union a major force for change in the effort to stamp out bullying

About the Author:

Lee Hirsch’s debut film, AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN FOUR PART HARMONY, is a feature documentary chronicling the history of the South African anti-apartheid struggle through a celebration of its musical heroes. This film was released to wide acclaim, winning the Audience and Freedom of Expression Awards at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Among the many honors the film received were five Emmy nominations and a win. Lee Hirsch was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and attended the Putney School in Vermont and Hampshire College. He currently lives in Manhattan.

Cynthia Lowen is an award-winning writer and recipient of the Discovery Prize. She is the coauthor of The Essential Guide to Bullying forthcoming from Alpha Books, and her work has been published widely in journals including A Public Space, Best New Poets 2008, Boston Review, Provincetown Arts, and Tin House, among others. She is also the producer of GOING HOME, a two-part documentary about teenage incarceration and recidivism. She lives in New York City.

Dina Santorelli is a freelance writer and editor who has written for a variety of publications, including Newsday, First for Women and CNNMoney.com. She is the coauthor of Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, a nonfiction book about girls’ self-esteem and body image (Harlequin, 2010), and currently serves as Executive Editor of Salute and Family magazines for which she has conducted numerous celebrity interviews. Her first novel, Baby Grand, will be published in fall 2012, and she blogs about the writing life at http://makingbabygrand.com. She lives on Long Island, New York.

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