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Thirteen-year-old “Soccer-Sarah” faces intense and unrelenting bullying every day at school. Fighting cancer, enduring the rigors of chemotherapy and the resulting nausea and hair loss, bracing against painful spinal taps, and railing against the limitations caused by physical weakness threaten to take her down. But Sarah is determined to grow, flourish, and prove she can be normal, and once again play soccer, the central focus of her life before cancer. Raging against bullying, she starts an online support group for kids who, like her, are the brunt of malicious badgering, urging them to Stand Up to ignorance and abuse. Published by Nesting Tree Books, an imprint of Raven Publishing, developed for publishing the work of young authors, helping them learn about how the book industry works, encouraging them to write, and to let their voices be heard.
Author Laura Ingram was in fifth grade when she first wrote this about a girl who fights a life-threatening disease, and at the same time, must endure ridicule, bullying, and harassment because of the physical effects the disease has on her body, making her look different, and therefore a target of abuse. Author Laura Ingram, now a young adult, used the ravages of cancer as the disease of her fictional character, in order to support kids who suffer bullying for any sickness or abnormality. Whatever the reason for bullying, every child deserves better. With this book, we discourage bullying and encourage self-love and the ability to STAND UP.