New book educates children about bullying

Local author uses personal story to reach kids

By Jennifer Waugh - The Morning Show anchor, I-Team reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - "Courage is my superpower, what's yours?"

It's a question local author Kandra Albury asks whenever she meets with parents and their children.  Albury's latest book, "Leave Us Alone You Mean'ole Bully," teaches kids about how to identify if they are being bullied.

"Bullying can be verbal, physical, and psychological," explained Albury, a victim of bullying herself as a child.  "It stays with you forever," she added.

Her book also encourages children to tell someone, and not keep what's happening to them a secret.

Albury, who was raised in Jacksonville, has planned two no-cost Kids'n Capes Awareness day events in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month and National Red Ribbon Week. She will read aloud her newest book and also her second book, "NO!... And I mean NO, Let's Say NO To Drugs!"

The first event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Book Gallery West in Gainesville, 4121 NW 16th Blvd. The second event will be Sunday, Oct. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Millhooper Branch Library at 3145 NW 43rd Street, also in Gainesville.

Albury's goal is to read to 1,000 parents and children in the month of October.  

To learn more about her books click here.

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