Tuesday, October 30, 2012

#NewRelease Anti-Bullying Cannon Balls for Girls by Barbara Moore

Book Title:  Cannon Balls for Girls
Genre:  Children’s book (appropriate for all ages elementary through
middle school)

Author:  Barbara Moore
Book  Description:
Is your child a victim of bullying? Is your child being a bully to others?

This children's book can assist girls in dealing with the effects of
bullying. It is written in a unique way from which both victims and
bullies can relate to and benefit. ‘Cannon Balls for Girls’ emphasizes
the ‘Golden Rule’.

The book helps girls deal with not only the trauma of victimization,
but can potentially help bullies rethink their actions. This book
helps open up discussions on the subject between girls, their parents,
grandparents and counselors.

Bullying in today's world is not like it was years ago. Today’s kids
have access to so many electronic devices that it can be difficult to
escape bullying and almost impossible to deal with. Bullying often
causes physical illness and serious anxiety. The results on children
can be catastrophic.

If your child has talked to you about being bullied there is a good
chance that it’s already become an unbearable issue. Please listen
closely to what she is saying. The author’s daughter was the victim of
bullying in school. Initially, what sounded like casual girl arguments
proved to be so much worse.

It is the author’s goal that ‘Cannon Balls for Girls’ will help girls
deal with the traumatic and sensitive issue of being bullied and
cyber-bullied. This book will help them develop stronger and healthier
mindsets about this issue as they enter middle school and even high

The consequences of bullying can range from diminished self-esteem to
physical injury. If you feel your child is having difficulty with this
issue, please talk with her. Help is available through school
counselors or check online for local resources. We hope the girls you
know and love will benefit from this book.
Why did you write this book?

I am happy to announce the release of my new book, Cannon Balls for Girls.
The plot references my daughter's horrible bullying experience, which
occurred in elementary school at the age of nine years old.  The
result of this was serious anxiety.  At one point it led us to the
emergency room.

 After many talks that seemed to do little for her ongoing trauma, I
wrote this book to help her cope.  Her bullying experience diminished
after she read it, and she no longer suffered from the emotional
devastation she had been feeling during the incidents.

During the time I was doing illustrations, I showed a friend of mine
the storyline.  Her young daughter was standing beside her at the
time.  A couple of days later, she relayed a story of her own to me.

Her daughter had come to her that night about bullying issues of her
own that she had been having in class.  Before that night, my friend
had not been aware her daughter had been experiencing any issues in
school.  Her daughter told her that she talked to her because she had
heard her reading 'Cannon Balls for Girls'.

I knew at that point that I needed to work toward getting this book
out to parents and schools.  It is my hope that ‘Cannon Balls for
Girls’ will positively impact other young girls who are victims of
bullies as well as preventing bully mentality from developing before
girls reach high school.

They boy’s version is in edits and will be released soon.

Twitter : @cannonballsfor

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