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It's My Turn!

Written by Lynnette Schuepbach and Cynthia Dwyer

Illustrated by Lynnette Schuepbach


A recent study found that child violence emerges from feelings of persecution or harassment, and from being bullied.


"It's My Turn! Authors Dwyer and Schuepbach  capture in pictures and rhyme the hurt and fright that bullied children feel, and offer parents, caregivers, educators—and most of all, kids—tools to break the cycle of     violence."

---Barbara Coloroso, Author of The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander: From Pre-School to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence.


"Philip's experience with bullying in It's My Turn! reflects the reality of many students across America. Anxieties about bullying all too often disrupt learning and seldom are intentionally resolved. It's My Turn! provides classroom teachers the opportunity to speak to this issue through the voices of imagined characters rather than real students, prompting conversations that offer both acknowledgement of the problem and hope for a solution."

--Dr. Phil Hunsberger, National Distinguished Principal of Illinois, NAESP, Director of the International Network of Principals' Centers.

Cynthia Dwyer, EdS, lived in Florida where she provided district-level literacy support and taught graduate courses in reading and writing. She was widely recognized for her many successful years as a public school teacher and an elementary and middle school principal. She was well published on the issue of bullying.  Cynthia passed away in 2009.

Lynnette Schuepbach had much experience as a substitute teacher with the effects of bullying in the classroom. She received a Bachelor of Music Education and the auther/illustrator of Froggy Hollow, Shhhh!!! and Cat Time. She works in watercolor, colored pencils, wood carving, wood burning, and photography. She is dedicated to encouraging creativity in everyone and has had a column, Creativity Corner, in several newspapers.

ISBN 0-9759613-4-9

13 ISBN 978-0-9759613-4-6    Regular Price $12.95  Web site Price $11

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