New Book About Bullying

“Be a Hero” by Marion A. Stahl; Childhood Stories of Acclaimed School Speaker, Anita Schorr

Press Release: Cuttingsville, VT (PRWEB) February 03, 2014

Anita has kept the attention of thousands in the last twenty years. Author Marion Stahl has captured her memories for a lasting message.

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Cuttingsville, VT (PRWEB) February 03, 2014

The books about her dramatic childhood experiences during WWII are written for youth and adult readership. A teacher’s edition will soon also be available. The message of ‘Step in and Be a Hero’ coupled with ‘I would rather be a little nobody than to be an evil somebody’ by Abraham Lincoln, is illustrated throughout this book.

Anita has received many recognitions, including ‘Movers and Shakers.’ More recently, she was awarded the ‘Exceptional Leader Award’ by Senator Richard Blumenthal, the ‘Distinguished Community Leadership Award’ by Governor Nancy Wyman, and the State of Connecticut General Assembly Official Citation. These recognitions were celebrated during the ADL Centennial Gala.

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In “Be a Hero,” Anita has a beautiful life where playing the piano and music surrounds her. Her family lives in Brno, Czechoslovakia. She is nine years old when her town is invaded by German military forces. She sees her world slowly crumble. As the family is displaced time and again, she tries to come to terms with the horrible years that follow. An orphan at age 15, she is left to fend for herself. Young Anita Pollakova opens her heart and shares her fascinating life. She brings readers in a complex and riveting part of history.

The author, Marion A Stahl was touched by Anita’s story and inspired by her mission to teach about bullying and social abuse. Marion embarked on the task to retrace events, paint surroundings, as well as beget the young girl to bring forth her voice again as well as her adult message. Stahl has a medical degree and specializes in writing about health-related topics. In “Be a Hero – Anita’s Piano,” she combines her loves of history and her professional background to help readers, especially young audience, explore the repercussions of harassment. “I was touched by Anita’s life story. This is a lesson about lasting damage caused by bullying or social abuse,” Marion Stahl.

Anita’s stories have received many praises:

“Her narratives reflects a positive attitude and touches the hearts of all.” “Echoes and Reflections” – Anti-Defamation League.

“If someone is being bullied or marginalized, she says: ‘Step in, Be a Hero. Don’t stay silent. Speak out. This takes guts, but it is what we must do as people.” – University of New Haven.

“She was driven by a relentless need to survive so that she could share her story and ensure that the nightmare of prejudice and violence would never happen again.” – Josh Sayles, The Weston Forum.

“Be a Hero.” “Stahl’s book will inspire young adults to learn about WWII history and how not to repeat it.” – Lara Moore

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ISBN: 9780967064376
Marion A Stahl 222 pp
Paperback and digital
“Anita, Step In and Be a Hero.”
Pub date: March 2014
BISAC/Genre: History NonFiction, Social bullying
CorpWell Publishing

ISBN: 9780967064369
Marion A Stahl 244 pp
Paperback and digital
“Be a Hero, A Witness to History”
Pub date: March 2014
BISAC/Genre: Youth NonFiction, Social bullying
CorpWell Publishing
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