LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Not your average middle school book on bullying, BULLIED shines a light on the wide array of bullying tactics, targets, and the trajectory of the futures for all involved – in a story spanning decades. This powerful and timely new picture book for readers 8-12 from bullying survivor turned successful producer and author Scott Langteau (Sofa Boy ; The Question), arrives January 22nd in hardcover print at retailers including Amazon.com and directly from the publisher's site: shakethemoonbooks.com where books can be custom ordered with personal dedications or signed by the author at no additional charge.
BULLIED follows the day-to-day struggles of 7 young targets of aggression living side-by-side with their tormentors from youth to adulthood. On this journey, the reader discovers that staying true to oneself or examining one's own behavior can serve as a powerful and empowering message for both the bullied and bully alike.
Inspired by Langteau's own childhood experiences, BULLIED utilizes contemporary, life-like scenarios of the everyday struggles of pre-teen and teenage students with a focus on the bullying tactics of today: cyber-bullying, xenophobia, gender identity, religious intolerance, body shaming and more. Evocative and compelling scenes of persecution created by illustrator Erik Ly transport the reader deep into the experiences of the bullied and gradually, through the passage of time, delivers them to the other side – where hopefully "life gets better" for everyone involved. BULLIED actively reaffirms to those experiencing the handiwork of a bully that they are not to blame for what is happening to them and to believe in and maintain the integrity of who they are.
In the creation of the book, the author consulted school administrators, teachers, counselors and more. BULLIED is currently being adapted for Apple's iBookstore and Kindle formats featuring the author's personally voiced narration and contextual references to bullying concepts, realities and solutions.
Author Scott Langteau, is best known for his Grimm-like "media addiction" fantasy Sofa Boy (now in an updated 10th anniversary edition) and for his critically and commercially successful work as the primary producer for titles in the acclaimed Medal of Honor and Call of Duty game franchises. Scott has also done work for companies including DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Disney/Pixar and the Jim Henson Company.
Available for order now at numerous online retailers including www.shakethemoonbooks.com, and www.amazon.com. For author interviews, appearances and presentations, digital art and illustrations, or more information contact: email@example.com.
BULLIED Hardcover, 56pgs, Ages 8-12 ($17.95) ISBN: 978-0-692-14333-9
Sofa Boy Hardcover, 40pgs, Ages 5-9 ($16.95) ISBN: 978-0-615-25125-7
The Question Hardcover, 44pgs, Ages 5-9 ($16.95) ISBN: 978-0-615-53638-5
SOURCE Shake the Moon Books