Novel approach combats bullying
Novel approach combats bullying
A boy planned to commit suicide after school. That same day, a local author presented to his class on “The Power of Words in Life and Literature,” an anti-bullying program focused on accountability, empathy, and kindness to enable kids to be the voice for themselves and others. That boy was touched by something the author shared, and he decided he wanted to live. Years later, the author learned that she had saved his life.
This is a true story; and I am that author.
My name is Jaimie Engle and I have spent the last four years inspiring, empowering, and educating students in Brevard County schools and beyond using my award-winning novel Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light as a basis for my program.
The novel follows a Melbourne boy who time travels to rescue King Richard III’s nephews from the Tower of London. The book, geared for readers ages 8-10 who are fans of fantasy adventures, addresses bullying in the present and throughout history, the power of friendship, and the importance of accountability through empathy.
My program includes a 40-minute anti-bullying presentation followed by Q&A and autograph session for books purchased in advance. In addition, each school receives a novel study guide suitable for fourth through sixth grade, aligned with Florida Public School standards, that turns the fantasy adventure book into a teaching tool. A condensed version of the novel for grades K-3 is also available as a coloring book for younger students.
I’ve presented this program to thousands of students, but I have only scratched the surface. More students, like the one from the story above, need my program. My Adopt-A-School Program is an opportunity for you to provide financing for school visits. The different levels:
- Inspire Program: Sponsor one school plus provide 20 copies of the novel. $599
- Empower Program: Sponsor three schools plus 20 copies of the novel per school. $1,499
- Educate Program: Sponsor five schools plus 20 copies of the novel per school. $2,299
As a program sponsor, your company ad or personal message will be printed on the first page of each book provided to students. Most people keep books for many years, donate them to others, or pass them down, sharing your brand with more than just the students in these schools. Plus, this unique and personal way will support change one life at a time! The Adopt-A-School Program works for all students in grades K-12.
Visit www.theWRITEengle.com/authorvisits for more information and to choose your program. Thank you for helping to eliminate bullying!
"Jaimie's presence in our Young Writers Camps has supported our mission as an organization, to celebrate every student's unique voice and empower them to be a positive influence in their community."
— Michelle Riddle, Page 15 Camps - www.page15.org
“Jaimie Engle … provided our aspiring writers with wisdom, real-life examples that students could relate to, and she sprinkled inspiring and humorous anecdotes throughout. Her enthusiasm for writing was evident and her genuine attitude made all of us feel like instant friends.”
— Julie Bosley, Media Specialist, Lewis Carroll Elementary School
“I’ve gotten fantastic feedback from students, teachers and parents whose students came home talking about your program. Looking forward to making this a regular thing at our school.”
— Donna Richardson, Port Malabar Elementary
“Jaimie Engle is my favorite classroom visitor. She establishes rapport quickly and easily with students from 4th through 6th grade and creates activities that educate about the writing process. The kids write with joy and enthusiasm under her tutelage.”
— Kitt Kane, gifted resource teacher, Suntree Elementary School
Jaimie Engle is the author of dark thrillers for teens where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She weaves history, magic, and lore into her books, which take readers on wondrous adventures, though her passion is talking to kids about writing and social issues. She loves coffee, cosplay, podcasting, and making Wick Books® candles inspired by scents from her novels. Learn more about this wife and mom at thewriteengle.com.
*Providing an alternative to violence through empathy, accountability, and confidence*