Here in Massachusetts, the story of Phoebe Prince has been big news for a while. Prince was a fifteen-year-old high school freshman in South Hadley, MA, who committed suicide after being repeatedly bullied at school. Now, as some of the teens who allegedly bullied Prince are charged in connection with her death, the story has gotten news coverage across the country.
And it’s also sparking action from an unlikely group: YA authors. GalleyCat reports:
To help combat the problem of bullying, YA authors Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall have founded a new group–Young Adult Authors Against Bullying. Since the page launched, a number of YA authors joined up to help support the cause.
Who knows the power of wordsboth to hurt, and to enlightenbetter than writers?
Read more about the group’s mission statement, thoughts on bullying and how to prevent it, and resources for bullying victims at this Facebook page.