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Julie Federico was a middle school counselor before she began writing children’s services books. Her first book Some Parts are NOT for Sharing has sold more than 15,000 copies in the first four years of publication. Julie is not afraid to tackle difficult social problems she has written about domestic violence prevention, child abuse prevention, friendship issues, and now school and violence prevention. Aside from being a best selling children’s author Federico’s books have received the following awards: Anger is OKAY Violence is NOT and Some Parts are NOT for Sharing won honorable mention at the New England Book Festival in 2014. Some Parts are NOT for Sharing, Algunas Partes No Son Para Compartir and Anger is OKAY Violence is NOT won a first place award at the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association EVVY awards in May 2013.
As Federico begins to uncork the mystery of school violence with the release of The Bad Guys and Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe her work could not be more timely or needed. Federico has a phenomenal understanding of school violence; she worked for Jefferson County Public Schools in 1999 and was a first responder at the Columbine shootings. School violence is something she understands on a personal and professional level. Her unique experience made her the perfect candidate to bring healing to the Newtown, CT. community. Both of her school violence prevention books are dedicated to the Sandy Hook school community in Newtown, CT. These books instruct students what to do if they encounter an intruder in the school or know of a student that is threatening violence. These books have the potential to save many lives.
Federico is a master at taking on difficult social topics, breaking them down into a language that children can understand, explaining the problem and offering solutions to solve the problem. Her writing is unconventional, refreshing and so needed in the world we live in today.