Bully in the Mirror: Making Hate Stop When You Don't Think You Can (Paperback)
Bullying is everywhere....and so is media coverage of bullying. In recent months, Ladies Home Journal, The Week, Redbook, and New York Times have all run articles on bullying. Episodes of Hannah Montana and Glee have dealt with bullying, and MTC launched a reality TV show called Bully Beatdown in 2009. Even the US Government is concerned; the Department of Health and Human Services has an interactive website dedicated to cyber-bullying. Bully in the Mirror can be a powerful part of the solution. The book blends facts about the negative effects of bullying with the author's views. Since Shanaya is a 13 year old girl who has been bullied, her experiences and those of her friends create an immediate connection with today's kids. Each chapter provides important facts along with tips and exercises Shanaya created. Readers learn how bullies operate and how to stop them in their tracks.
Shanaya Fastje has been called upon to speak before tens of thousands of people, spreading the message that Bullies are all about power, this power is fake, and the real power is with the bystander and the victims. Shanaya is the recipient of many awards, including one by President Obama. Gov. Rick Perry, and her hometown of El Paso, Texas join Shanaya on an anti-bullying crusade at shanayafastje.com, on Facebook or twitter @shanayafastje.