Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It Gets Better - Authors And Illustrators Unite

Greetings!  I'm taking a quick break from revisions in order to share the video dominating my facebook feed this week.  In the event you haven't yet discovered it, I encourage you to take a gander.  Some of my favorite YA authors put this together for teens struggling with bullying, depression, and suicidal thoughts.  It's nice seeing so many people speak out on this issue.

On that note, I'm returning to my cave.  Enjoy the video, folks!

8 comments:

  1. Great video (with 3 of my agency mates in it). Though I know it can be difficult to crack through the myopic walls of the intended audience (In the malaise that was 7th - 11th grade, I was fortified deep), if it reaches even one person, it was an endeavor well worth the effort.

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  2. There were a lot of familiar names in that video and it's great to see them all come together in support of an issue infecting the age groups they write for. I agree; reaching one person makes the entire video a success. There are a lot of efforts that target the bullies themselves; however, the victim can't control whether or not the bully will listen. It's nice to see efforts that target the victims.

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  3. And that's the perfect message - it gets better.

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  4. What a wonderful message, thank you.

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  5. Thanks for stopping in, Alex and Nina! Glad you liked the message!!

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  6. That's a great clip. I hope more people see it.

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  7. This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hope your revising is going well, Paul. For when you dive back into the blogging world, I've left you an award on my blog (www.nickhight.blogspot.com) which you can come and claim if you so wish :)

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