V.S. resident tackles bullying in her first children's book

V.S. resident tackles bullying in her first children's bookV.S. resident tackles bullying in her first children's book

“I’m an imaginative and creative person,” Valley Streamer Jennifer Brome said. “Writing just pours out of me … It’s like Utopia for me. It’s what I’m meant to do … Writing makes me so happy.” She has lived in the neighborhood since 2010, and on Dec. 21 became a first-time author, publishing a children’s book titled “The MisAdventures of Zyria: The World’s Smallest Superhero.” Writing poems, songs and creative pieces has been a part of Brome’s life ever since she was a child, she said, and it was a dream come true to publish her first book. “The MisAdventures of Zyria” focuses on the sentiment behind its tagline, “there is a superhero inside of all of us, we just need to put on the cape,” its author said, and seeks to create a deeper meaning for readers on how to accept change and deal with the curveballs life throws your way, including bullying. “The book has a way of helping people because we all go through transitions in life and bullying still exists,” she said. “Every chapter in my book has a different picture to try to help readers understand what [the main character] is going through.” At 214 pages, it is designed for children and adolescents ages 6 to 12, and details about the life of its fictional protagonist, Zyria, who is about to become a superhero like the rest of the members in her family. Throughout the book, Zyria struggles with the knowledge that once her super powers ...
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