Kendal Rautzhan, a nationally syndicated columnist, recently ran an article about children’s books that addressed intolerance. The article featured three books:
Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester, illustrated by Karen Barbour
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Bystander by James Preller
Of my book, Rautzhan wrote:
Expertly written and rich on multiple levels, “Bystander” weaves a realistic tale of the bully, the bully’s targets and the physical and emotional pain that the victims suffer. It explores what might happen when someone decides to no longer be a bystander and to do something about the bully’s behavior.
Thank you, Kendal. I’m happy for this book — and this topic — to receive some attention. And it’s great to be in such fine company!