CARROT TOP'S SURPRISE: Meet Annie (aka Carrot Top), a girl socially and verbally bullied at school. What makes her so resilient? See how she deals with bullies and bystanders. Can she turn a bullying situation around? Watch as bystanders learn compassion and tolerance through one brave narrator, Tara. Feel the anxiety a bystander can experience even though they were not bullied. See if you can figure out what causes someone to become a bully.

Recommended ages 8 to 12

J. J.'S FRIENDSHIPS & SECRETS: What would you do if you were verbally and physically bullied? Keep it a secret? How would you respond if a bully was harassing your friend physically right in front of you? Tell someone?

This fiction drama is about Justin (aka J.J.), a multi-talented boy with low self-confidence in a multicultural school environment. Although J.J. is physically and verbally bullied by an upper-grade student at school, he is adored by his friends— Ace, Annie, Tara, and Lexi. This story, tragic and entertaining, will take a few twists and turns, with secrets eventually revealed.

Recommended ages 8 to 12

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"THE PAUSE: Finding Peaceful Resolve in Chaos"

by Tina Levine👇

Each day as I awake, the first question that comes to mind is, how much longer can I sustain this pause? This physical separation from my three boys, their wives, and my grandchildren needs to end!

My mind races with all the unfortunate coronavirus statistics reported on the news causing this pause. It could be a year or so before I can feel comfortable and safe to commune with loved ones and friends. My stomach rumbles, my head feels like it is in a vise, and my body numbs with angst. I push myself out of bed. This endless loop is making me feel sick even though, thankfully, I am not.

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