Brave Teens Share Their Stories in Bullied Kids Speak Out by Jodee Blanco


When Jodee Blanco began a speaking tour of America’s schools twelve years ago, she never imagined the scope of what would happen, the lives she would touch, nor that she’d meet so many brave teens facing intolerance and bullying in their daily lives.


Blanco helped many of them, intervening on their behalf with school administrators, social services and even local police. Their courage and compassion so impressed Blanco, that she decided it was finally time to give them a voice.


In Bullied Kids Speak Out Blanco presents seventeen of the most unforgettable teens she’s encountered in our school system, providing them with a no-holds-barred platform to speak directly to other teens in turmoil, because as Blanco states, “sometimes it takes a kid, and not an adult, no matter how well-intentioned, to reach another kid in pain and get them to do something about it.”


Jodee’s book is a great resource for parents and kids dealing with intolerance or bullying on a daily basis.

I received a copy of this book and I really do think that it is an awesome resource for both parents and kids. I also think it would be great for Teachers and Counselors too. I like how each chapter features a different teen sharing their story about how he or she was bullied and how they find the strength to stand up. I do know that not all children and teenagers can do this and often bullying has very drastic consequences. This book really is a Must-Read for all parents and it is also very helpful that at the ending of each chapter, Blanco gives very helpful advice. 

In addition to her books, Blanco’s acclaimed anti-bullying program It’s NOT Just Joking Around!™ has been presented to a combined audience of over five-hundred thousand students, teachers and parents nationwide at the behest of such entities as The United States Department of Interior, The United States Department of Justice, The National Catholic Educational Association, The American School Counselor’s Association, the Illinois Association of School Boards and countless local school districts. It’s NOT Just Joking Around! has also generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant awards for schools and organizations coast to coast.   For more information on Blanco visit her website at

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate this feature.


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