A stunning book based on a stunning poem. I saw Shane Koyczan perform this piece on YouTube and was truly affected. Take seven minutes or so and watch and hear him yourself: http://www.shanekoyczan.com/videos/.
The poem has taken off and become a movement. I am pleased to see that it will be published as an illustrated book. The words and artwork work well together to help the reader examine bullying and how it impacts children well into their adult lives. A list of resources is included to help continue the conversation this book will surely start. I am hopeful that young-adult librarians will get this into the hands of many kids, but that’s just a start. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with young people. Teachers, doctors, parents, counselors are an important segment of the audience for this book.