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Jodee Blanco

Biography

Jodee Blanco


Survivor, expert and activist Jodee Blanco is the author of The New York Times bestseller PLEASE STOP LAUGHING AT ME . . . ONE WOMAN'S INSPIRATIONAL STORY. A chronicle of her years as the student outcast, the book inspired a movement inside the nation’s schools and has become an American classic. PLEASE STOP LAUGHING AT ME . . . has also been recognized as an essential resource by The National Crime Prevention Council, The Department of Health & Human Services, the National Association of Youth Courts, Special Olympics, The FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), The American School Counselor’s Association, Teacher Magazine and hundreds of state and local organizations from the PTA and regional law enforcement coalitions to school safety groups.  

In addition to her books, Blanco’s acclaimed anti-bullying program It’s NOT Just Joking Around!™ has been presented to a combined audience of over 500,000 students, teachers and parents nationwide at the behest of such entities as The United States Department of Interior, The United States Department of Justice, The National Catholic Educational Association, The American School Counselor's Association, the Illinois Association of School Boards and countless local school districts. It’s NOT Just Joking Around! has also generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant awards for schools and organizations coast to coast. 

Jodee Blanco