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Confessions Of A Former Bully 

"This fictional cure will resonate with its intended audience." -Kirkus Reviews

“…many children looking for practical advice on bullying will find this journal more thought-provoking, practical, and readable than many nonfiction books on the subject.”-Booklist

"…the language and casual writing style are age appropriate…The advice is sound and there are specific examples that will be helpful….Further reading for children and adults, as well as the websites listed at the end of the book, are useful resources." -School Library Journal

“Ludwig packs a lot of expertise and teachable moments into these pages.”- Publishers Weekly

“After five books, Ludwig has become much beloved by kids, parents and teachers. [Confessions of a Former Bully] is chock-full of helpful information, charts, ‘Quick Facts,’ reflections and revelations. This book will be a sought after resource in both the home and the school library.” -Children’s Book Review

“Trudy Ludwig has hit the mark again, this time from an important perspective: that of the person doing the bullying. The book is a remarkably practical guide to handling bullying, packaged in a fun scrapbook format with doodles and drawings, and faux Think About It and Quick Facts cards "taped" throughout. Readers of all ages, from both sides of the bullying equation, will appreciatre her straightforward messages and clear information." -Committee for Children

"An absolute ‘must-have’ for elementary, middle school, and public library collections.” -Midwest Book Review

"This book is written for children ages 7-11, but the life skills are applicable to all. Help your child learn about bullying and how to protect themselves from it by sharing this book with them."

"This book should be required reading for children and their parents!" -Patti Kelley Criswell, author of American Girl's Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends and Friends: Making Them & Keeping Them

"Confessions of a Former Bully is unmatched in providing effective tools for girls and boys in every social role, whether they are instigators, targets, or bystanders."-Melissa Norman, founder & executive director of GirlCHARGE, Inc.

"Confessions of a Former Bully brings us into the mind and heart of a girl who bullies and shows us that change is possible." -Stan Davis, author of Empowering Bystanders and Schools Where Everyone Belongs

"Confessions of a Former Bully is a valuable resource for both the home and the classroom." -Sandra McLeod Humphrey, retired clinical psychologist, character education expert & children's author

  • Mom's Choice Gold Award Recipient: Juvenile Books Ages 9-12
  • "Teens Read Too" Gold Star Award for Excellence
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