Emily Bazelon, author and blogger extraordinaire, has just published an important new book on bullying, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. New York Magazine reports that the book combines “immersive storytelling with a sturdy base of science underneath, and draws its authority and power from both.” Author Rachel Simmons writes that “Emily Bazelon is doing the most honest, hard-hitting investigative work on bullying in America today. Sticks and Stones is a page-turner, combining compelling personal stories, rigorous reporting and practical advice for parents and educators. Read it: It’s essential.”
I’ll be writing more about the book here at LGBT Youth Allies. In the meantime, you can read a New York Times interview with the author here, listen to an NPR interview here, and buy the book from Amazon here. Below, I’ve posted two related videos, one from Emily Bazelon’s website, and the other from the Colbert Report.