Our thanks to this week's sponsor, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, co-sponsor of No Name-Calling Week, January 19-23, 2015.
No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a middle-grade novel entitled The Misfits by popular author James Howe in which a group of students organize a "No Name-Calling Day" at school. Motivated by this simple, yet powerful idea, the No Name-Calling Week Coalition, created by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, and consisting of over 40 national partner organizations, organized an actual No Name-Calling Week in schools for the first time in 2004. The event is now held annually in schools nationwide.
Click through for more information and lots of resources, including a video by Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever and Five, Six, Seven, Nate, two of my family's favorite new books.