Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing, is a new fictional children's series that features transracial adoptee Jasmine Armstrong. Written by Carrie Goldman and author Juliet Bond, the Jazzy's Quest books provide a voice to an underrepresented market -- adoptees. Jazzy is a Star-Wars-loving fourth-grade girl who wants to find out what makes her amazing.
In addition to her work around adoption awareness, Carrie Goldman became an unexpected voice for the antibullying movement after her blog post about her daughter's bullying experience went viral and an online community of support generated international attention. In her award-winning book Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear, Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with the candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization to present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media. As a mother, she calls on us all—families, schools, communities, retailers, celebrities, and media—to fiercely examine our own stereotypes and embrace our joint responsibility for creating a culture of acceptance and respect.
For parents, educators, and anyone still wrestling with past experiences of victimization and fear, Bullied is an eye-opening, prescriptive, and ultimately uplifting guide to raising diverse, empathetic, tolerant kids in a caring and safe world.