Name: Elizabeth Padilla
Position: Librarian, Institutional Repository
Which book did you choose?
Sticks and Stones : Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelon.
Emily Bazelon brings readers on a deeply researched, clear-eyed journey into the ever-shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its sometimes devastating consequences. The result is an indispensable book that takes us from school cafeterias to courtrooms to the offices of Facebook, the website where so much teenage life, good and bad, now unfolds.
Can you tell us why you chose this book?
It’s important to learn that bullying is not acceptable, and remember that no one is alone, there are always others who feel the way you do. So, take heart!!
We’d love to hear more about the books you have read in the past. Could you share a few favorites?
I really loved Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis. It’s inspiring and not surprising it won the Canada Reads 2017.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I do a lot of photography, I love to capture unique moments or unusual perspectives that tell a story. Sometimes I share the photos online with friends, or I make a small photobook of a theme or event.