This 10-Year-Old Girl Wrote a Book to Stop Bullying and Encourage Literacy

School became a bit of a battlefield for 10-year-old Jayomi Douglas as she started to face bullying and marginalization.

So she wrote a book called “The Misfit” to not only stop bullying but to encourage literacy amongst her peers.

Jayomi’s mother encouraged her to journal her feelings so she could work through them in a constructive way. 

Those journals inspired Jayomi to write “The Misfit” in the hopes that her classmates would treat her with a little more kindness and be more encouraged to read books.

Jayomi pioneered the Stop Bullying movement.

“The story is about a 10-year-old girl named “Hope” who is experiencing being bullied at school and also at home by her older sister.”

“It is unique because although Hope is a character I created, Hope is me, Hope could be you, Hope symbolizes that light at the end of the tunnel.”

Her story brings awareness to the dangers of bullying and inspires, uplifts, and motivates others who have been bullied.


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