The Bully Back Series
Together with the support of Director, Adam Bruckner, our youth have developed and published a series of educational books on bullying. The series has also become a way to discuss politics and current events with children. Proceeds from the e-book sales support the youth programs. Thanks for your support!
Authors and Editors:
Adam Bruckner is the Director of the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Philadelphia.
In 1983, as a 3rd grader in Mequon, Wisconsin, Bruckner sat in the last row of the 72 passenger big bird yellow school bus on the way home from school. A 5th grader named James Dobbins teased and harassed Bruckner before stealing his yellow Nerf soccer ball from the row in front of him. With Dobbins facing forward, Bruckner grabbed Dobbins and banged his head into the side window. Dobbins cried and Bruckner grabbed his ball and ran off the bus. Three weeks later, Dobbins had his friend hold Bruckner's hands behind his back, and Dobbins threw the punch of a 1,000 cowards to the belly of defenseless. That time Dobbins ran, and Bruckner cried. Dobbins moved out of town the next day. Bruckner hopes that 'Better Bullying' will reach an audience large enough to grant him the recognition that he needs to track down Dobbins and punch him in the belly button.....teaching him the virtues of Better Bullying.
Angel Williams is a wonderful freshman at Bodine High School in Philadelphia. He wears a size 13 shoe, has a little brother named Savion, and lost his front tooth this summer in a frisbee melee.
HIs hobbies include writing, telling jokes, and getting Savion in trouble.
His goals in life are to graduate from college and to one day be taller than Mr. Adam.
He is the creator of the SuperGuy comic series.
Savion Williams is a 5th grader at Kearny Elementary School. He was the inspiration for Timmy, the wimpy little brother in "Better Bullying." He is an avid reader and currently does not "like like" any girls in his class.