MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — A local children's book author has written a sequence of four chapter books centered around adolescent bullying.
It is called “The Vision Series" and is available on Amazon.com.
Paula Range says her son was bullied in school for many years, and the helplessness she experienced as a parent was heartbreaking.
Then, a couple of years ago, while watching the national news, there was a tragic story regarding an elementary child that had committed suicide because of bullying. Range says she just sat there and cried for the child and the family.
Range says she then went up to her room and immediately started writing. She said she had no idea it would turn into a book, but the story kept coming so she kept writing.
The book series revolves around a girl who starts out in the popular group at school and isn’t nice to others. After an accident, every time her eyes connect with someone who has been bullied, she sees visions of their past experiences of being bullied. It ends up changing her whole outlook on others and teaches her the importance of kindness.
Range says her hope is to get kids to engage in conversation about bullying at a young age, so that when they are in middle school and high school, they will be more aware of the harm it can do and the impact it can have on others. They will hopefully think twice before speaking unkindly to other kids, and be less judgmental towards others.