Bully Route Home

Bully Route Home

Copy of Bully Route Home FINAL Version FrontThe past’s portrait of today’s problems

 The continuing problem of bullying and the festering divide race relations create, tear at our country.  Their roots are in our past. Bully Route Home provides a picture of where we’ve been and of a time and place to which we should not return. “Pooch” Robertson is a twelve year old growing up in the 1940’s rural South. He learns about the realities and short-comings of the world he lives in when a bully terrorizes him. Pooch chooses to walk home from school by making a detour through the black “quarters” to avoid daily beatings. The friendship he forms with a black youth creates a chain of events that threatens to spiral out of control and plunge the community into a full-fledged race war. Walk with Pooch as he, his parents, and others struggle to avoid the conflict and plant a seed of racial understanding.

Bully Route Home won the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award for best literary manuscript. Some of the judges’ comments are: 

  • “I was never pulled out of the story-It flowed beautifully.”
  • “Where do I begin? When I read good writing, I underline good verbiage- I underlined practically this entire entry.”
  • “… the writing is masterful.”
  • “The setting is so rich that I felt like I was there. The characters are richly developed without sounding stereotypical.”
  • “This book ROCKS!”
  • “What a beautiful fresh voice…”
  • “The following is just about the highest compliment I can give a book: It is reminiscent of To Kill A Mocking Bird, not just in plot, but in language, mood, and adventure.

ISBN:  9781938002519

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