New Children’s Book Sheds Light On Bullying and Social Acceptance

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Author Cynthia Gadson adds “Big Bully Bob” to her collection of family-oriented and lesson-filled books to help young readers overcome bullying and rejection.

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From the author of the family-oriented books, “Mom Had a Problem,” “Dad Had Issues,” and “Show Me! Teach Me! Guide Me! - Poetry through a Child’s Perspective” comes a brand new children’s fiction that deals with topics like bullying, social acceptance and friendship. Author Cynthia Gadson weaves these topics into an endearing story with valuable lessons in Big Bully Bob.

“Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions, states the American Psychological Association. “The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing to “cause” the bullying.”

Gadson’s storybook follows the story about a boy who chooses to live life in such a negative way. He would bully others around him hoping to get attention and gain friends. Big Bully Bob eventually discovers that he would receive attention but not the type of attention he really is seeking. Big Bully Bob becomes lonely, bored, and nonproductive. Big Bully Bob has to make better decisions that will change his life forever.

Eye-opening and empowering, Big Bully Bob is a colorful picture book that sheds light on the real causes and consequences of bullying. With the advent of the internet and social media websites, a new form of bullying has come to the forefront— cyberbullying. With her creative no-nonsense look at this prevalent issues in young people, Gadson is paving the way for an open dialogue and discussions regarding this concern.

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About the Author
Cynthia Gadson was born in Tampa, Fla. on March 24, 1963. She is one of ten children by parents Mrs. M. Gadson and Mr. E. Gadson of Seffiter, Fla. She has two sons, Marcus and Maurice Lindsey. Marcus has given her three grandchildren, Sadari, Quinten, and Jamel. Maurice is the illustrator of Gadson’s three other books: “Mom Had a Problem,” “Dad Had Issues,” and “Show Me! Teach Me! Guide Me! - Poetry through a Child’s Perspective.” Gadson served in the United States Army from 1983-1988, earning an honorable discharge. Gadson’s church affiliation is with the Church of God in Christ. She has a Master’s Degree in Special Education, certified in Elementary Education, and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Walden University. She is currently an elementary teacher. Gadson has been teaching for over 17 years.

Big Bully Bob * by Cynthia Gadson
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Picture Book; $21.99; 28 pages; 978-1-4797-9208-5
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 28 pages; 978-1-4797-9209-2
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-9210-8

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