Educator Explores Reasons For Bullying and Its Devastating Impact in New Book

Gerald Norde is launching his brand new book, “Be a Superhero by Saying No To Bullying," available for preview at

Gerald S. Norde’ Jr. is an educator, poet, author and sci-fi enthusiast who was born and raised in the District of Columbia. After graduating from Wilson SHS, he earned a B.S. at Central State University in Wilberforce, OH and a Master’s at Mercy College in New York. After teaching for six years in New York, he returned to the District and established Do The Write Thing of DC, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Do The Write Thing develops and implements programs for children and youth at schools and community centers in the most deprived areas of the District of Columbia. Currently, the organization is sponsoring after-school programs at Kelly Miller Middle School, DC Scholars Public Charter School and Langston Dwellings Community Center. In addition to his anti-bullying book for children, he has published “The Theory of Interplanetary Evolution,” and edited four books of poetry written by youth under his tutelage. Gerald Norde’ Jr. is launching his brand new book, “Be A Superhero by Saying No To Bullying.” The book is set to go live March 24, 2016, available at and is expected to become a big hit with fans of the bullying prevention world.

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This is the second book Norde’ has authored. The book was written with the aim in mind to provide information on the devastating impact that bullying has on the victim as well as the bully. There’s also particular excitement about this launch because living children dressed in superhero costumes are pictured as the characters.

The book sets its main focus on the reasons children bully each other. Readers will likely find a particular interest in the “No Bullying Pledge” they are asked to copy and sign which is in the back of the book. The book’s cover art was created by Tep Gardner. The book is being released by Do The Write Thing Foundation of DC.

Gerald Norde’ Jr. has a background in education and education administration. This helped shaped the creation of the book since nationwide over 160,000 students miss school everyday for fear of being bullied.

When asked about why he wrote the book, Norde’ said: “Children are becoming depressed, self-conscious, uninterested in school and even suicidal because they are being bullied.”

Norde has hopes that the book will encourage children to be like a superhero and choose not to bully. This positive outlook from the author is certainly testament to Norde’s optimism considering some of the mishaps during its creation. At one point there was a shortage of children for the photo shoot. Therefore one boy had to pose multiple times as different superheroes.

In a recent interview, the author made a point of thanking TEP Entertainment for their part in the creation of the book, saying: “Thank you for the photography and graphic designs.”

Those interested in learning more about the book can visit here:

Release ID: 107640