Young Readers to Follow Mia and the Dreaded Bullies

Mia Watts finds herself in a difficult situation when the school bully and her clique catches her in the hallway alone without her BFF Jayda. Feeling uncomfortable with no place to turn, will Mia stand and endure the insults? Or will she finally stand up for herself and go one on one with the school bully?

Bloomington, IN, July 15, 2011 --( A heartwarming, helpful story that touches on children bullying await in a Xlibris release.

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Mia and the Dreaded Bullies. Here, author Charmina Mason imparts to children the importance of accepting differences as she touches on the often neglected yet alarming issue of childhood bullying.

Junior high school for the author was a little difficult. She found the need to defend herself for one single reason—for being taller than the other students. This experience led her to write this book, one that tells other girls that they are not alone. Mia and the Dreaded Bullies follow a teenage girl’s own struggle to handle Tina, the school bully. Tina and her clique of girls go out of their way to ensure that Mias’ life is difficult. Come along as Mia learns how to stand up for herself, and realizes that Tina is only as scary as she allows her to be.

“The inspiration for my book came from watching my ten-year-old daughter move gracefully from room to room, in one costume after another, wearing a pair of my high heels, oftentimes walking in them better than I do. I began thinking about how she’s grown in the last few months,” Mason shares. “She now stands a head taller than her friend who's eleven years old, and I knew that I had to think of a way to bring to her attention the need to arm herself with confidence. A way to tell her that she’s beautiful no matter what anyone says. So the challenge was to bring forth a piece of work that makes her laugh, and understand that yes she’s tall, and there’s nothing wrong with being tall.” – Charmina Mason

Mia and the Dreaded Bullies is a heartwarming book that children, parents, guardians, and educators will find very useful. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Charmina Mason was born and raised in New York City. She is the eldest of five children and attended public schools kindergarten through the eleventh grade. She graduated from Touro College with a degree in Psychology and currently resides in New York City with her husband and three children. She decided to write a book about childhood bullying to let other children to know that no matter how hard it may be and how bad it looks, they are not alone.

Mia and the Dreaded Bullies * by Charmina Mason
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 102 pages; 978-1-4628-5197-3
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 102 pages; 978-1-4628-5198-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-5199-7

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