V.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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