From the jackets…
When you run from bullies, you never know where you might wind up…
Bitopia is a wonderland of fantastical foliage and mysterious creatures. It’s also a place where Venators lurk, vile creatures that relentlessly hunt children. So the children of Bitopia, the only human inhabitants, are forced to live in a high-walled city for protection, a medieval metropolis of cold and shadow where time passes but no one ages, a place of no escape.
Like all the other children of Bitopia, Stewart arrives there unexpectedly while fleeing from bullies. And, like all Newcomers, Stewart dreams of finding a way back home. Risking exile from the city and the protection that it offers, Stewart and Cora, his Finder, discover a clue to escaping, one that presents them with a terrible choice: face their greatest fear and risk death, or be trapped in Bitopia forever.
Understanding Bullying and Ways to Make It STOP!
You can PREVENT AND STOP BULLYING on your own!
Understanding Bullying and Ways to Make It STOP! is a guide that empowers students by explaining what bullying is in simple, clear language and providing a comprehensive set of approaches and techniques that students can use, with or without adult help, to prevent and stop bullying. Each topic in the guide is accompanied by humorous illustrations and thought-provoking questions to reinforce the lessons and relate the information to readers’ own bullying situations.
Educational topics include: The Who, What, Where, Why, and How of Bullying; Social media and bullying; Relationship conflict and conflict resolution; Bullying definitions and key concepts.
Empowerment approaches cover: Individual empowerment techniques; Bystander intervention (direct and indirect); Student-requested adult support; Consequences for aggressors.
This guide can be paired with the novel Bitopia for a richer learning experience, can be used as a stand-alone text, or can be used by a teacher or parent and one or more students to facilitate a discussion on bullying. The guide can be integrated into school curricula and can complement existing bullying prevention programs.