About the Book
(a B.R.I.T.E. B.R.A.T.S. adventure of courage)
A bigger boy at school decides to begin bullying Jamal. He starts by humiliating him in front of his friends. Things have changed for Jamal quickly. His happy school days are seemingly over. Now, every day before school, the bully makes Jamal give him his lunch money and kiss his shoe.
The B.R.I.T.E. B.R.A.T.S., Jamal's best friends, try to help him stop the bully by coming up with what they think are good ideas. However, Jamal is very afraid and can’t get up the courage to do anything that might make the bullying stop. Kako, Mitch and Maria are concerned. They see that Jamal is afraid, confused and depressed. Can they help their friend, Jamal, stop the bully's behavior? What do you do to stop a bully? This book delves into these questions for children in an insightful, meaningful and humorous way, and strives to give them answers.
“JAMAL HAS A BULLY!” was written to help children combat bullying by teaching them that keeping it a secret is not the answer. They should immediately talk to their parents, teachers and any other persons of authority. Bullying has become a tragic problem in American society and around the world. Children and youth are especially impacted by this horror that sometimes leads to suicide. "JAMAL HAS A BULLY!" has a message for the bullied and the bully, young and old.
Glenn and Juanita Towery are successful artists who have created children's books with four multicultural friends called the B.R.I.T.E B.R.A.T.S., an acronym for "Being Respectful In Today's Environment Brings Real Achievement Towards Success". They came up with the idea when they both worked for a Residential Treatment facility for children in California. Juanita worked as a Case Manager and Glenn a Counselor. They decided to write books that may help children navigate the social, personal, and daily challenges in life. "Never Again Will We Bathe!", "Jamal Has A Bully!" and "Good Words, Bad Words; Don't Say That!" are three books in a series featuring the B.R.I.T.E B.R.A.T.S. that they have written, illustrated and published. The stories will delight you and the colorful illustrations will make you smile, no matter your age!