To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful
In February 2013, Shane Koyczan’s passionate anti-bullying poem “To This Day” electrified the world. An animated video of the lyric narrative went viral, racking up over 12 million hits to date and inspiring an international movement against bullying in schools. Shane later performed the piece to sustained applause on the stage of the 2013 annual TED Conference.
Now this extraordinary work has been
adapted into an equally moving and visually arresting book. Thirty
international artists, as diverse as they are talented, have been
inspired to create exceptional art to accompany “To This Day.” Each page
is a vibrant collage of images, colors and words that will resonate
powerfully with anyone who has experienced bullying themselves, whether
as a victim, observer, or participant.
Born of Shane’s own experiences of being bullied as a child, To This Day expresses the profound and lasting effect of bullying on an individual, while affirming the strength and inner resources that allow people to move beyond the experience. A heartfelt preface and afterword, along with resources for kids affected by bullying, make this book an invaluable centerpiece of the anti-bullying movement.