J. Russell Brooks Addresses Reality of Bullying in New Book

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‘The Squirrel’s Finnegan’ shows connection between tolerance, bullying

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According to stopbullying.gov, 15 percent of high school students (grades nine–12) were electronically bullied in the past year. In one large study, about 49 percent of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8 percent reported bullying others during that time. With such alarming numbers of bullying, author J. Russell Brooks writes a book that addresses the problem and sets up a platform for parents and children not only to share precious bonding time but also to openly talk about and discuss the reality of bullying. “The Squirrel’s Finnegan” (published by AuthorHouse) is the result of his passionate endeavor.

The book is about the struggles a family has to face with having a child with special needs. It mirrors the financial and emotional decisions the parents have to make to assure that child can excel in the world today. It also highlights the challenges the whole family has to endure just because the child looks and behaves a little different. Through a story that features squirrels, this book sheds light on the acceptance of people with special needs and to address the epidemic of bullying in the world.

“The Squirrel’s Finnegan,” at its core, allows bonding and learning experience for both parents and children to learn about bullying and intolerance. Reading the book together will hopefully start an open dialog between parent and child to learn how to deal with bullying.

This colourfully illustrated read sheds light on the acceptance of people with special needs addresses the epidemic that is bullying. Brooks hopes that “with the introduction of the illustration kids will be able to relate and be more easily talk to elders about tolerance and bullying.”

“The Squirrel’s Finnegan”
By J. Russell Brooks
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 46 pages | ISBN 9781524650872
E-Book | 46 pages | ISBN 9781524650865
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
J. Russell Brooks grew up in the 1960s as part of a Navy family, the youngest of three children. His father was a navy combat jet pilot where his career demanded him to move his family back forth across the country several times. He had always thrived in school, never having to work too hard. He was always very athletic and succeeded in both wrestling and gymnastics. His athletic passion now is big sail boat racing where he works the cockpit on a 37-foot sail boat. By day, Brooks works as an asset manager for a large car rental company and by night he mostly watches television, and even admits he addicted to hour-long drama series.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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