Groundbreaking Anthology Gives Voice to the Lives, Rights and Issues of Bullying Victims in America


Editors Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti and Azaan Kamau are proud to announce the publication of the most highly anticipated anthologies of the decade. Letters to My Bully published by Glover Lane Press arrives to bookstores and on-line markets on August 15, 2012.

Why a Letter to My Bully?

Every day in America, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying. According to reports by the Secret Service, two-thirds of school shootings are motivated by bullying. A whopping 43% of middle school children avoid the bathroom and locker rooms at all costs due to certainty of being bullied. And finally, the number one reason for suicides among youth ages 11-16 is bullying.

Glover Lane Press’ historical anthology, Letters to My Bully, not only gives victims of bullying an outlet to express the impact of bullying in their lives, contributors speak on solutions to the problem and offer healing advice to survivors. Letters to My Bully is a thought-provoking collection of letters, poetry and essays written by youth, women, men, seniors and celebrities that will change the way this country views survivors forever.

“As a survivor of bullying, I wanted to do a project that would not only help victims heal but would help to educate the masses on how serious this issue is,” says Glover Lane Press publisher, Azaan Kamau. “I define bullying as abuse, mistreatment, torment and harassment by peers, classmates, neighbors, the congregation, siblings, parents, boyfriend, your spouse, etc. This is an issue that America must make a priority as it relates to social justice and peace movements.”

Co-editor Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti says, “Letters to My Bully is an excellent tool for ministers, teachers, community leaders, parents, teens and youth to educate those around them about the dangers of bullying. Until everybody, everywhere is addressing this issue in some form, it will continue to plague our great nation.”

Letters to My Bully includes contributions by CSI Miami Actor Robert LaSardo and Huffington Post writer Kergan Edwards-Stout, as well as more than a dozen other best-selling, nationally celebrated writers. There are also pieces written by child survivors and senior citizens.

Letters to My Bully is proud to be supported by national Peace Partners who have committed to ensuring the message of this anthology will reach the masses.

Letters to My Bully edited by Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti, Azaan Kamau and published by Glover Lane releases August 15, 2012.

Purchase Letters to My Bully at:

http://www.letterstomybully.webs.com
http://www.gloverlanepress.webs.com
http://www.tashiaasanti.com
http://amazon.com (uploads on Kindle)

Please visit http://www.gloverlanepress.webs.com for more information.

Become a Peace Partner by inviting the editors and select authors from Letters to My Bully to your venue for a community dialogue, book signing or Peace Party. Join our Peace Movement on Facebook under Facebook.com/Letters to My Bully Anthology.

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New Book: Living With 3 Strikes Against Me


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Get to know author Ericka K. F. Simpson through her recently published memoir, Living With 3 Strikes Against Me: Life Through My Eyes As Black, Female and Gay.

Living With 3 Strikes Against Me is an eye-opening look into the life of Simpson. She freely speaks her mind about what it was like growing up as a black gay female and how those experiences shaped her into the person she is today. She tells her story by boldly addressing controversial issues under specific topics including women, love, religion and the LGBT community.

In this, her first nonfiction work, Simpson reveals the pain and struggles she has endured over the past 10 years and how she was able to grow from those experiences instead of allowing them to destroy her.

This thought provoking work will cause you to take an inventory of your own prejudices and judgments of others. It also offers guidance and advice to anyone struggling with loving themselves regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation.

To order, visit https://www.createspace.com/3801860.