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National Day of Acceptance – January 20

POSTED BY prbythebook ON January 19, 2018

National Day of Acceptance is a time for the community to gather, support, and raise awareness for those with physical and social disabilities. It’s a time for us to stand unified and show our society that, not only is everyone equal, but that we all deserve to be accepted in a community that means home to us. Whether that be school, work, or even the yoga studio down the street, no one deserves to get left behind. However, this is an age-old issue that people, especially those within schools, continue to face to this day.

A great way to begin to overcome this problem is through educating the new generations and well as their parents so that the community begins to become a safe place for us and our peers. Our author, Leah Harper Bowron, and her book, Colorblind: A Novel, does just that. It tells the story of Lisa, a 6th grade girl who dealt with bullies and racism in the 1960s. Fifty years later, the issue of bullying is still in the forefront of the news and in parent conversations (think Big Little Lies) every day. With the rapid rate that social media has kicked off, our kids and potentially our peers are dealing with the issue of bullying at school, on the playground, and especially on online.

In response to the latter, we have developed a new online quiz (because who doesn’t love online quizzes?): “What Kind of Friend are You? Take the Colorblind Quiz!” which is a great opportunity for discussion between parents and kids. The quiz has 10 questions, each with 5 multiple choice answers. The results will tell each quiz taker which category of friend they fall into (Everyone’s Buddy, True Blue, Sidelines Observer, Loner, and Bully), their strengths, their weaknesses and how to be a better friend. The results also reveal which character in Colorblind they are most like. It’s a lot of fun and has a positive message for each person who takes it. It can be taken in 30 seconds!    

Take the quiz yourself and please share!:

#Bully/BestieQuiz #teensfortolerance #ColorblindQuiz

And if you tag us(@prbythebook) and send us the link where you shared, we’ll tag you back and share on our social.   

Learn more about our author and her book Colorblind: A Novel below.


Schoolyard bullies teased sixth grader Lisa Parker because of the way her nose looked. Lisa would often develop a stomachache and check out of school to escape the bullies. Until sixth grade teacher Miss Annie Loomis came to Wyatt. Miss Loomis just happened to be the first African American at Wyatt, and Lisa loved her English class. Now, when the bullies teased Lisa, she would stay in school so that she could be in Miss Loomis’ class. Yet something terrible happened that would change Lisa and Miss Loomis forever. Racism reared its ugly head at Wyatt, and now Lisa was not the only victim of the bullies’ teasing. Would Miss Loomis endure the bullies’ racist taunts?


Leah Harper Bowron is a lawyer and James Joyce scholar from Birmingham, Alabama. She has studied at Randolph-Macon Women’s College, University of Alabama and University of Edinburgh, and earned her M.A. at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and her J.D. at University of Alabama School of Law. Her article “Coming of Age in Alabama: Ex parte Devine Abolishes the Tender Years Presumption” was published in the Alabama Law Review. She recently lectured on Joyce’s novel Ulysses at the University of London and the Universite de Reims. She lives in Dothan, Alabama.



5 Questions With…CJ Golden

POSTED BY prbythebook ON January 19, 2018

Writing a book is so much about giving the world a piece of yourself: PR by the Book has decided to kick of 2018 by spotlighting a few of our authors who take the time to expose themselves through their books and writing. With our newest series 5 Questions With, we ask our authors five […]


What’s In The Bag? The 15 Must-Have Items We Bring on Author Tours

POSTED BY prbythebook ON December 26, 2017
What’s In The Bag? The 15 Must-Have Items We Bring on Author Tours

  by PRBTB team   Most days, we’re glued to our laptops and phones, pitching stories about our authors to media. But every spring and fall during launch season, we find ourselves accompanying authors to their signings, events and media appearances. Bookstores are great about taking care of their hosted authors, with water, treats and […]


The Life of a Book Publicist: The things we’ve done—and learned—in the last 15 years by PRBTB team

POSTED BY prbythebook ON December 20, 2017

As PR by the Book celebrated 15 years this year, the team looked back at the funny and cringe-worthy moments of our careers in the book industry. (We may have joined this industry with visions of glitzy rooftop parties in New York, but that doesn’t mean we won’t complain about the blisters we got while […]


Everything You Wanted to Know About Facebook Live, But Were Afraid to Ask

POSTED BY prbythebook ON December 8, 2017
Everything You Wanted to Know About Facebook Live, But Were Afraid to Ask

By Leslie Barrett Facebook Live is a fairly new and very innovative tool to instantly engage with your Facebook followers in real time. With Facebook Live you can: Let your fans know about an upcoming event. Livestream from your event, invite people to join you at a location. Share an exclusive backstage peek at a […]


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