Following Phoebe Prince Suicide YA Authors Unite to Combat Bullying

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By Jason Boog

phoebeprince.jpgFollowing the suicide of teenager Phoebe Prince (pictured, via), prosecutors have brought charges against nine classmates accused of bullying the teenager. To help combat the problem of bullying, YA authors Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall have founded a new group–Young Adult Authors Against Bullying.

Since the page launched, a number of YA authors joined up to help support the causes. Help the group grow at this Facebook page.

Here’s more about the group: “This group was created for Young Adult authors and readers to come together and put an end to bullying. Victims of bullying do not need to feel like they are alone. We are creating a platform for your stories. We are creating a safe haven for your concerns. We encourage all YA authors to become a part of this group, so that we can provide updates, mission statements, action items and simple ways to spread the anti-bullying cause. Please join our fight to end bullying and to give a voice to those who cannot or are too afraid to be heard.” (Via Ron Hogan)