Hot Issues, Cool Choices
Circle of Respect Interview with Sandra McLeod-Humphrey
Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs is a collection of 26 vignettes depicting various forms of bullying with thought questions following each vignette. Although the vignettes have been fictionalized to some extent, they are all based on true bullying experiences related to me by students during my school visits, and the book is dedicated to a 12-year-old Minnesota boy who took his own life as a result of being bullied. The book has received very positive endorsements from nationally recognized educators and is the recipient of a 2008 Mom’s Choice Gold Award, a 2009 Young Voices Foundation Silver Award, and a 2009 Readers Favorite Gold Award.
Biography - Sandra McLeod Humphrey is a retired clinical psychologist and an award-winning author of seven middle-grade/young adult books with over 40 years experience working with youth. In addition to being listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the 21st Century, she’s also the recipient of the National Character Education Center’s Award for Exemplary Leadership in Ethics Education (2000), the 2005 Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature, and numerous other awards. She enjoyed visiting schools and presenting at Young Writers’ Conferences and lives with her husband and four dogs (325 pounds of “dog”) and cat (who thinks he’s a dog) in Minnetonka, MN. She invites you to visit her Web site at www.kidscandoit.com.
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