Press Release for: Bullied Dying to Fit In
PRESS RELEASE FOR:  Bullied Dying to Fit In

Bullying: The Broken-Heart Tells the Tale
February 2, 2019
Tampa, Florida

Award Nomination: Bullied: Dying to Fit In  has been nominated for the Advocacy / Social Justice Award for the  2019 In the Margins Book Award and will be featured in the School Library Journal, February 6, 2019.

"In the Margins strives to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody - or a cycle of all three. Our charge is to seek out and highlight the best fiction and non-fiction titles (Pre-K through adult) of high-interest appeal to youth ages 9-21 living in poverty, on the streets, or in custody, with a preference for marginalized books (small, independent press or self-published). Youth feedback is a critical factor in both book nomination and selection."

In the Margins Book Awards Committee Member, Sabrina Carnesi, commented that, “Bullied: Dying to Fit In is a tremendous resource.”

Suicide because of bullying has become the third leading cause of death among young people worldwide, resulting in approximately 4,400 deaths per year. Each day, a new child’s name becomes a headline - age or gender doesn't matter:  Brandy Vela (18), Katelyn Nicole Davis (12), Gabriel Taye (8), Connor Francis Tronerud (15), Thomas Thompson (11).  These are just a few of the kids who died because of bullying. Each story is different but ends the same-in death.  Many hang themselves to end their pain and social rejection.

Author Quote:
“This is every bullied victim’s story. Will you listen?”

Author Bio: I am a published author of nine additional books and have appeared on television and radio. I have written mom blogs, radio scripts for the "Click It or Ticket" national campaign and for "Operation Lifesaver" featuring well-known Country Stars including Charlie Daniels. My song, "My Best Friend Ted", received continuous air-play on Chicago radio. Other work included contributing campaign concepts for the national GodSpeaks Billboard campaign and providing scripts for the televised cartoon, Auto-B-Good. I am a participant in the Hillsborough County Anti-Bullying Advisory Committee.

Book Information: Bullied Dying to Fit In captures the raw emotional side of bullying. Though everyone’s bully story is different, the pain felt is the same. The broken-heart tells the tale. Bullied Dying to Fit In takes the bullied, the non-bullied and even the bully on an emotional roller-coaster of tears, insight, triumph and inside look at the realities of a bullied life. Bullied Dying to Fit In is for Teens, Parents, School Counselors & Teachers.

Contact Information:
Normandy D. Piccolo

Help hurting, bullied kids -please.

A copy of Bulled Dying to Fit In will be provided upon request.

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