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Bullying

Replies, Rebuttals, Confessions, and Catharsis

"An important resource that also lays a foundation for social change." —Edna Acosta-Belén, distinguished professor, University at Albany, SUNY

Physical, emotional, verbal, and now cyber bullying are an increasing problem in our nation’s schools and within our children’s social networks. How can we understand it? Community leaders and activists Gómez and Arroyo worked with children, teenagers, and parents—both the victims and the bullies—to put together this searing anthology of original essays, poetry, plays, and commentary on how bullying has affected their lives.

This anthology captures a wide spectrum of stories in diverse genres, from people of all ages and walks of life. This volume was created out of a sense of urgency to provide venue for those who too often remain unheard, or whose stories are relegated to the sidelines as the work of “experts” takes precedence. In Bullying, you will not find the words of the bullying “experts;” you will find the experiences of those who have lived it.