Everyone – parents, teachers, all adults, all teenagers, even younger kids – needs to read this book. Now.
Carrie Goldman came to the bullying issue when her first-grade daughter was bullied because she brought a Star Wars water bottle to school. Star Wars is for boys, apparently, not girls. Carrie wrote a blog post about the issue and the response was overwhelming. People wrote about their own experiences with bullying, women wrote about loving Star Wars, men wrote about being bullied because they were too girly. The massive influx of support inspired Carrie to look at the issue more deeply, and the result was this wonderful book.
Bullying is an incredibly complicated issue that involves not just relations between two children on the playground, but our entire society. Continue reading »