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October 29, 2012

A Call to Action: Bullying and Books

Authors like James Lecesne and Cynthia Lowen are tackling the bullying issue on film as well as in books.

By Shannon Maughan

The statistics are staggering. More than 13 million students are bullied each year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Nearly 160,000 kids stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied. Stories of bullying and its frequently tragic consequences are routinely featured in the news. Bullying has become such an epidemic in our country that it has spawned numerous support and activist groups, as well as awareness campaigns, including National Bullying Prevention Month in October.

With that in mind, PW provides some perspective from experts on the topic, including the role books can play in combating the problem. We also take a look at how some authors and publishers are rallying behind the cause and offer a roundup of recently published books that tackle the issue.

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