A few months ago I offered a short story that I wrote about vicious bus bullying in middle school to readers who pre-ordered my upcoming book called The Order of the Trees. The story– sometimes called Bullying on Bus 10, is a raw and unflinching look at a junior high bus filled with harassment, bullying, and torment. It is based on many true events from my youth.
I was moved by the outpouring of conversation and support for this story. So I created discussion questions to go with the book, search for and linked to resources for parents and teachers, and published the book to Kindle. It is available today, October 1.
Please come to a special reading and discussion about The Order of the Trees on Saturday, June 27th at 2pm at the lovely South Burlington Barnes and Noble. I’m excited to see Burlington friends and families and am looking forward to this event!
While the audio is not super high quality, here is part of the official Vermont launch of The Order of the Trees on May 1st, 2015. I was so lucky to have over 50 Middlesex community members (including many K-8 students!) in the audience on this fine day. You can get a sense of the story and what The Order of the Trees actually is.
Please let me know what you think and feel free to share this video to spread the word about the power of friendship, the importance of forests, and how kids can make a difference in their own communities.