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Starring ‘Twinkle’

As a child, we expected to be surrounded by bullying. In fact, it is so common that almost every movie that revolves around a school setting has some form of bullying. Some, sadly, are more extreme than others. A young author made it her responsibility to help kids deal with bullying in a more positive way through her first book, Twinkle.

 

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Akire Lynn Williams was a victim of bullying herself when she was just eight years old. She tried speaking with her teachers, but to her surprise, there was little to nothing to stop the continuous battle. In order to deal with the stress of bullying, Akire was able to express herself through writing.

Akire’s family was unaware of the experiences she had at school and was sad to know that she was going through this. At the same time, they were proud that Akire was able to write a book that shows others they are not alone.

 

 

The story is about a girl named Twinkle who ran away from home because she was bullied for being too small. The story resonated with her because most of the bullying that Akire experienced was towards her height.

 

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According to 11-year-old writes book inspiring others to stand up against bullying, after writing the book, Akire “felt more confident with myself, I felt bigger, like everybody wants to be my friend ever since I wrote the book, but like I’m just way more confident and outgoing.”

 

 

There are three lessons that can be learned from reading Twinkle. One is to always speak up. It can be hard to tell an adult what is going on but tell your parents and your teachers so that something can be done to prevent it from happening again.

Two is don’t be a bully. Don’t pick on someone for being different from you. You don’t know what they may be going through and your actions can cause more harm.

The last and most important lesson is to always be a star. No matter what you are going through, never forget to be yourself and be the light in the room.

 

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Akire at such a young age was able to use her own pain with bullying to inspire others to stand up against bullying. Her confidence to do so has allowed Akire to win the ‘No Bullying Hero’ award in D.C. and the Peace award in Chicago.

 

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10-Year -Old Writes Book to Raise Bring Awareness of Childhood Depression

A young boy from South Carolina has written a children’s book about dealing with childhood depression, something that is often not talked about.

 

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Delton Myers is a fifth grader in Meadowfield Elementary School. The name of the children’s book he has written is The Invisible Injury and it tackles the issue of childhood depression and how to deal with it. According to The State, Delton said “During family tragedies and tough times, parents often tell kids to be quiet or their feelings are just never addressed, we need to let kids know that it’s OK to talk about their feelings and that they can get help.”

 

The book centers around a young pig named Peggie, who is dealing with difficult times but must learn how to express her emotions and combat the issues she is faced with in a healthy manner. Delton’s mother, Deidre Myers-Jeffcoat revealed that much of the subject matter the book faces closely relates to the feeling and situations her son has faced.  Delton will be going on a book tour with his therapist and godmother.

 

His book can be bought on Amazon for just $10.99!

 

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