While I was occasionally bullied at school, the moment bullying became real for me was when my daughter came home from kindergarten, never wanting to go back. It turned out a group of girls pushed her down and called her “shark tooth”–all because she had an extra top front tooth that was pointy. The tooth would eventually fall out as the actual front tooth grew in, but until then my daughter faced countless attacks from these girls.
My daughter was a fun, funny, and loveable child. She was always laughing and happy. But those girls planted seeds of doubt within her–seeds that bloomed into poor self-esteem and became noxious weeds that she would continue to fight all throughout her school years.
Bullying robs children of their innocence–of their right to be happy and free from fear and anxiety. And school should be one of the safest places outside of home. But almost all bullying occurs at school. This has to change. For our children–for all children.
Be strong. Be informed. Stop bullying.
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Cover Reveal Winell Road by Kate Foster
Today is the cover reveal for Winell Road by Kate Foster. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.
Winell Road (Winell Road #1)
by Kate Foster
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: 2 September 2016
Living on Winell Road is hardly fun, not when your neighbors are weirder than your own parents.
But the road has a secret that few people know.
And Jack’s about to uncover it.
Mystery, action and adventure. This award-winning sci-fi series is “highly recommended” for middle grade readers.
For fans of Men in Black and Zac Power, Winell Road is jam-packed with “loads of twists and turns” that will keep you guessing to the end.
You can find Winell Road on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25597250-winell-road
You can pre-order Winell Road here:
– Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Winell-Road-Kate-Foster-ebook/dp/B01J6XJEPS/
About the Author:
Kate is an Englishwoman lapping up the sunshine on the Gold Coast in Australia with her family. She’s a freelance editor, editorial director at Lakewater Press, and a middle grade Pitch Wars mentor.
You can find and contact Kate here:
– Website: http://www.katefosterauthor.com/
– Editing website: http://www.katejfoster.com/
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/winellroad/
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/winellroad
– Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13831685.Kate_Foster