About the Book
“Bullying is no good,” Roy stated with conviction, as a classroom full of fourth-graders stared at him in rapt attention. “Other kids can be mean. They make fun of you for anything that is different. They call you names and make you feel bad about yourself. And that’s no good. They tell you things that aren’t true, but it still hurts.”
Lauren Filarsky got to know Roy Irwin when he learned to train horses in the round pen on her parents’ ranch and that accomplishment to inspire hundreds of students.
Roy had been bullied and institutionalized as a child because of learning disabilities, which he overcame by learning to read at the age of fifty. He then devoted his life to being an inspirational speaker in the local schools, explaining bullying to kids and how to deal with them. This is Lauren’s memories of her friendship with this remarkable man.