Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational Story
Adams Media, 2011 (2003)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
his updated version of one person's struggle with school bullying contains an all-new
Letter to My Readers
from the author plus a
n her powerful and troubling memoir, Blanco shares how she was shunned and even physically abused by her classmates from elementary school through high school. As you read this account of her young, unhappy life, you learn what it is like to be an outcast at a time when most young people desperately seek and need acceptance from their peers.
long the way, as the author's life unfolds, it becomes apparent that even the most loving parents and most concerned and dedicated educators can get it all wrong when it comes to dealing with peer harassment.
odee Blanco survived the ordeal and has become an expert on student bullying and an activist demanding changes in how schools deal with the situation.
It's been a long road and while I'm grateful for the continuing opportunity to wage this crusade against peer abuse, it's also a daunting responsibility being 'the voice of America's bullied students,' and one that I work hard to live up to,
' writes Blanco. She then also explains in
A Letter to the Reader
what the back-story was to getting her experiences published and what the initial reader response has been. This book was first released in 2003 and it appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.
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