Posted Online: Jan. 18, 2013, 10:36 am

Author Doug Wilhelm to visit with students & community about bullying

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Press release submitted by Celeste Miller




Doug Wilhelm website - http://www.the-revealers.com

Author Doug Wilhelm to Visit with Students & Community about Bullying – Jan. 24

Doug Wilhelm, author of The Revealers, a book about bullying in middle school is coming to Bettendorf Middle School on January 24th. He will be visiting with students during the day about his book and the issues of bullying. Thursday evening from 6 - 7p.m., Wilhelm is hosting a conversation with parents regarding the issue of bullying among middle school students.

"Our staff is committed to continuously improving the climate at Bettendorf Middle School," said Sue Owen, 6th grade language arts teacher. "We are very excited to have Mr. Wilhelm come and visit with our students and parents."

Doug Wilhelm has written several books for children and young adults, including Falling, Raising the Shades, and True Shoes, which is the sequel to The Revealers. He started writing for young people with a science fiction novel for the Choose Your Own Adventure series. He found he loved writing for young adults, and he's been doing it ever since. Wilhelm often visits schools to talk about The Revealers and the issues it raises.