(COLUMBIA, SC) – October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Every October, schools, and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observance of National Bullying Prevention Month. Sydney Jo Washington, a Midlands 7th grader, observed an incident involving one of her classmates who was being bullied about her weight. Sydney Jo decided to take matters into her own hands and as a result of this, created her non-profit, Anti-Bullying Club.
Anti-Bullying Club, or ABC, focuses on providing bullying prevention education, advocacy, and other community service projects. Bullying is a harmful behavior that impacts 1 in 5 students in schools across America. Sydney refused to be silent when she saw her classmate being affected. Launching her nonprofit and continuing to provide anti-bullying education is her way of speaking out against this issue.
Malaysia’s BIG Move is the story of Malaysia Smith, a 12-year-old girl born in New York City. One evening during dinner, her dad told their family that they would be moving to Atlanta. She is not happy about moving from her home and her friends that she has known for 12 years. She has to go to a new school and her new friends have to face some bullies along the way. Will they have enough courage to stand up to them?
The book-signing for Malaysia’s BIG Move will be held Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, at J Haleem Media Group, 3307 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.