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Bessemer, W-M learn about importance of not bullying


February 11, 2017

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

AUTHOR JIM Lajoie speaks to a group of Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco students at A.D. Johnston School Friday about his book, "No One Would Listen," and the harmful effects of bullying.

BESSEMER - A group of Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco students took a break from classes Friday to learn about an important topic, the problems associated with bullying.

The day's events centered on author Jim Lajoie's visit to A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer.

Lajoie wrote the book, "No One Would Listen," which he described as, "A fictional work ... based on real life events.

"It happened to me, it happened to my children and things that I've seen," Lajoie told the Daily Globe. "I wrote it it really as a way to get into schools, have schools read the book and then be able to sit down...

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