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Carla Norde

Carla A. Nordé was born and raised in the District of Columbia. After graduating from Wilson Senior High School, she worked for several years then matriculated at Trinity University for three years. She now provides consulting services to non-profits that use the arts to enhance the life success of children and youth. She is the single mother of two children. She has written one book, Stand Up Against Bullying Like a Superhero, in response to her son being bullied at school.

Gerald S. Norde, Jr.

Gerald S. Nordé Jr. is an educator, poet, author and sci-fi enthusiast who was born and raised in the District of Columbia. 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 that designs and implements enrichment programs for underserved youth. He has written two books: The Theory of Interplanetary Evolution and Be A Superhero By Saying No to Bullying. He has also edited five books of poetry written by youth under his tutelage.

LoLo Smith

Loretta (LoLo) Smith is an educator, writer and founder of Living Storybook, a literacy program. She has written four books: Mr. Jordan Goes to Washington (for adults); Sista CindyElla Mae (the African-American re-telling of the Cinderella story); The Tale of the Gold Medallion and I Know My Community Workers. She was raised and educated in St. Louis, Missouri but has lived in the District of Columbia for 40 years. She has one adult son.

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My American Girl Doll and Me: Superheroes Fighting Bullying with Kindness

Do The Write Thing’s Executive Director Appeared on WUSA-TV-9’s Great Day Washington on Oct 31!

IN THE NEWS Gerald S. Norde Jr., Executive Director, Do The Write Thing of DC (DTWT),  appeared on WUSA-TV-9’s “Great Day Washington” to discuss DTWT’s activities at MALCOLM X OPPORTUNITY CENTER (MXOC) in observance of National Bullying Prevention Month, on Monday, October 31, 2016 during the 9am hour. Click here to watch the interview. Activities

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Download Your FREE copy of eBook, “I Know My Community Workers” Today Only!

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Happy Labor Day, everyone! We have a really special gift for you! Today only, you can download Author LoLo Smith’s “I Know My Community Workers” eBook absolutely 100% free! If you have a child or grandchild who is dreaming about what they want to be when they grow up, download this book for free and

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Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Book Tours to Promote Social Causes

Welcome to the 5th Virtual Book Tour stop of the Bullying Prevention tour! Today we visit the blog of Eunice Nisbett, who generously hosted our article: Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Book Tours to Promote Social Causes Here’s an excerpt of the article below. When I heard book-marketing expert, D’vorah Lansky, introduce the idea of

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Bullying Prevention Expert Interview of Carla Norde

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Hi folks! We’re excited to announce the 4th Virtual Book Tour Stop of our Bullying Prevention tour. Today we have a very special bonus for you: an expert interview with Carla Norde, the author of Stand Up Against Bullying Like a Superhero. Here are a few highlights from the interview: What motivated Carla to write

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The New Assault on Bullying: Kindness

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Hi folks! Today we’re proud to announce that we’ll be traveling to the blog of Peggy McAloon, author, artist and speaker. She has kindly agreed to host our third stop in the bullying prevention virtual book tour. Click here to read the full article, coauthored by Carla Norde and Gerald Norde, Jr.: The New Assault on Bullying:

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Bullying Has Become A Fact Of Life For Our Youth

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Welcome to our Bullying Prevention Virtual Book Tour Stop #2! Today we travel to the blog of Dr. Amara Anne Onujiogu, who has generously hosted an article by Gerald Norde Jr. and Carla Norde: “Bullying Has Become A Fact Of Life For Our Youth.” Here is an excerpt of the article: Recent studies have shed light on the seriousness

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Welcome to the Living Story Books Website!

Welcome to the Living Story Books Website, the home of the Bullying Prevention Virtual Book Tour! A Virtual Book Tour is similar to a traditional book tour, where the author would visit different book stores, tell people about his/her book, and sign copies. A Virtual Book Tour travels to the blogs of other authors in

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