TRUDY LUDWIG has written a number of children's books, including My Hidden Bully and Confessions of a Former Bully. She is a sought-after speaker who frequently collaborates with groups such as The Ophelia Project, Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project, and Putting Family First. She is an active member of the International Bullying Prevention Association. Trudy's books have won the Mom's Choice Gold Award, the CCBC's Best of the Best award, and recognition as NCSS-CBC Outstanding Social Studies Books for Young People, and she has been featured on national television, radio, and in print. PATRICE BARTON studied studio art at the University of Texas in Austin, where she now resides with her husband and kid. Lovely Moon Baby, written by Karen Henry Clark, is one of her books, as is Mine! This is an excerpt from the Hardcover edition.