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Down to the Potter's House

Annette Valentine

Publisher: Morgan James Fiction

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Nearly 1 in 5 students (21%) report being bullied during the school year, impacting over 5 million youth annually (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2018) Essential resistance to bullying comes out of core strength, and Down to the Potter’s House is a portrayal and model of core strength Students who experienced bullying are nearly 2 times more likely to attempt suicide. Down to the Potter’s House is an attestation to finding hope for a life worth living Current research suggests that suicide ideation and attempts among adolescents have nearly doubled since 2008 (Plemmons et al., 2018), making suicide the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals 10-34 years of age. My public speaking platform confronts the issues of human trafficking (sex trafficking) and nurtures efforts to combat all forms of lies that engender low self-esteem. Down to the Potter’s House is a creative example of overcoming persecution — even when, and especially when — it’s by a family member Overall, approximately 135,200 individual allegations of harassment or bullying are on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, or religion during the age 15-16 school-age years (U.S. Dept. of Education, 2019). Discrimination is certainly not a new issue, and from the vantage point of a 15-year-old school girl, the main character in Down to the Potter’s House comes to terms with how her conscience will deal with outright discrimination in 1922 Nearly 76% of public schools reported providing training for classroom teachers or aides on recognizing physical, social, and verbal bullying behaviors (NCES, 2018). Down to the Potter’s House is the second novel in Annette Valentine’s trilogy that delves into the nature of lies and the hold they can have on individuals

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