On Saturday, October 26, Julie Dart, author of Ellie Stands Up to the Bully, appeared at Village House of Books. She read from her book, autographed copies for the kids in attendance, and leant her typical positive and cheery outlook on life to the store's Grand Opening week. And, most importantly, she brought Ellie, who (yes, she seems almost real) delighted the children. On top of all that, her visit coincided with Bully Awareness Month. Julie was the right person with the right book at the right time.
P.S. Julie has resources in the back of her book to get help if you have a child, or know somebody who has a child, that is being bullied. Thank you, Julie, for providing this public service.