Monday, August 6, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Hot Issues, Cool Choices

Award Winning Kids Book - Dare to Dream
In her book Hot Issues, Cool Choices, Sandra McLeod Humphrey tackles the issue of bullying. Here's the opening sentence from Chapter 1:

My name is Erica, and my life is like totally wrecked. Maybe Angelina didn't mean to wreck it, and then again maybe she did.

Click here to see Sandra's Book Trailer.

You'll find her book here: Amazon

                               And here's Sandra's website.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

46 comments:

  1. What a great start to the book!!

    Here's Mine!!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    http://nomisparanormalpalace.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/teaser-tuesdays-2-mystery-falls-by.html

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  2. Great opening lines! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my teaser from Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake. Happy Tuesday! :D

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  3. she def sounds mad, thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!

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    1. Mad, hurt, depressed, dejected ... terrible things that can result from bullying.

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  4. a book about bullying? sounds interesting. :)

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    1. It is interesting and valuable too. The author is working hard to increase awareness of the devastating effects of bullying.

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  5. This sounds like an awesome book, thanks for featuring it this week.
    My TT

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  6. Sounds like a fun one :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/08/teaser-tuesday.html

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    1. I guess I should have mentioned that this book is nonfiction and it deals with the serious bullying problem that exists nowadays.

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  7. This sounds interesting. I like the cover it looks fun!! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

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  8. Wow! A book on bullying?
    I like the opening line. It sounds great.

    TT @ ai-books

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    1. This is an award winning book with an important message. The opening line is definitely a grabber.

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  9. Bullying is so much in the news lately. I'm looking forward to your review of this book. Thanks for the visit today.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I believe Sandra's book will go a long way toward increasing awareness of this serious problem.

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  10. This sounds awesome, bullying is such a touchy subject too!
    Love this!

    My TT:
    http://maryellenbrady.com/2012/08/06/tuesday-teaser-the-brahms-deception-by-louise-marley/

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    1. This book's author is dedicated to educating kids, parents, and teachers about bullying and its effects -- not just on the victims but on the bullies too.

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  11. I am glad there are more books out on this topic, which is so important nowadays. I hope more young people will read it.

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  12. I love how Erica expressed how she really felt, but then wanted to give Angelina the "benefit of doubt."

    This book will be a great tool to use for effective discourse and dialogue between children. I hope that school counselors will take advantage of this book.

    I would love for the Lead counselor in the district where I am employed to see it.

    Sandra is talented!

    Cherrye
    http://www.BooksThatSow.com

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    1. I agree, Cherrye. This is an important book.

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  13. Sandra H has confronted bullying with an awareness and insight that is more that necessary -- actually, it's really more of an obligation to support those caught in the awful web of being bullied and tormented. Good job, Sandra!
    Peter Healy, author of "Vengeance Is Sacred."
    http://www.vengeanceissacred.com

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  14. Wonderfully timely issue...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Unfortunately, bullying is a timely issue. Maybe Sandra's book will help change that.

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  15. This topic seems to be relevant worldwide. I wish it wasn't.

    Here's My Teaser

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    1. I agree, Shelley. And with computers, cyber-bullying makes the situation even worse.

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  16. Thanks for using an excerpt from my book as your Teaser Tuesday today--I LOVE your Teaser Tuesdays!

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  17. Nice. Definitely sounds interesting. I hate bullies though >.< I hope you enjoy it! :D

    Neyra-

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  18. My Mom always told me to never to use the word Hate. But I HATE bullies. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

    Have a great week.
    My Teaser Tuesday

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  19. Bullying is a hot topic these days. Great teaser! Hope you are enjoying the book! Thanks for stopping by my teaser!

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  20. Great teaser! And sounds like a good book too. Bullying is such a terrible thing. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Hey my name is Erika too! Great teaser and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  22. Interesting teaser. That cover is a little scary, though.

    Thanks for stopping by my teaser!

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  23. That's a great and terrible start all at the same time.Great because it hooks and terrible because of the topic of bullying. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my TT

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  24. Interesting teaser. Bullying is a big topic lately.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT =)

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  25. I wouldn't in general be interested in a book on bullying, but I think this opening sounds very approachable.Here's Mine

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  26. Good teaser, what a great opening line!

    Thanks for stopping by ours.

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  27. I had to deal with bullies ugh I so hated them

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  28. Great teaser, nobody should have to deal with bullying.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  29. This is a very important book because it says to children that this issue of bullying is important enough that someone has gone to the trouble of writing a book for children to help them deal with it! And I really like the way it begins, and in language I think children will relate to. Wonderful work!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, "Silver Love." I agree with what you wrote and will make sure Sandra Humphrey sees it.

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  30. Sounds interesting. I hate bullies! Thank you for stopping by my teaser! (=

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  31. I really want to get this book. I work in a middle school and see first hand how bullying affects students. I wonder if you are doing a middle school tour with your book. This would be a GREAT learning/teaching tool.

    Kudo's and job well done!
    www.booksshoeswriting.blogspot.com

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  32. Ugh. I just hate bullying. I've had some not so great time in school because of bullies but nothing too serious. Great teaser, though.
    Thanks so much for passing by my blog!

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