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Please Stop Laughing at Me...One Woman's Inspirational Story
Author: Jodee Blanco

While other kids were daydreaming about dances, first kisses and college, Jodee Blanco was just trying to figure out how to get from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.

This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned -- and sometimes physically abused -- by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community.

You will be shocked, moved, and ultimately inspired by this harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying -- and how all of us can make a difference in the lives of teens today.

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Since its release, Please Stop Laughing at Me… has enjoyed phenomenal success including heading straight to the New York Times Best-Seller list in only 48 hours. Other highlights include:

Please Stop Laughing at Me… is now required reading and summer reading in hundreds of middle and high schools, colleges, and universities coast to coast. The book is routinely taught as part of curriculum

• Jodee’s remarkable story has been featured in such influential media outlets as: USA Today, Teen Newsweek, Parade magazine, Teen Guideposts, Hispanic, Teacher Magazine and Scholastic

Please Stop Laughing at Me… has been published in Japanese, Arabic, Danish and Greek

• Jodee’s life story has become part of a permanent exhibit at the Chicago National Historical Society. She was chosen as one of the most influential teens of her era

Please Stop Laughing at Me…was selected as a favorite by student members of Chicago’s Mayor Daley’s Book Club and is required reading every semester for its thousands of members..

• Dramatic interpretations of Please Stop Laughing at Me…are garnering state-winning awards in school competitions

Please Stop Laughing at Me…was selected as the One Book, One Community selection for the 2005-2006 school year in Lansing, MI. Over two thousand students read the book throughout the school year, culminating with a keynote address which Jodee delivered to a standing ovation at the close of Spring semester.

Please Stop Laughing at Me… has become a standard among book clubs throughout the country, most especially among mother/daughter book clubs

 
 
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