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Anti-Bullying Book Club!

Published April 7, 2019 by Maryanne

IMG_20190406_172624_591 (1)Say “yes” to acai bowls and “no” to bullying! (Photo by Sara Liptack)

I was so honored to be a part of an anti-bulling club this weekend!

Sara Liptack of the Little Free Library, Westfield, New Jersey, invited me to her home to discuss my book, “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” with young readers in the Westfield neighborhood.

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is about my experiences growing up in the 1970s and dealing with bullying throughout grade school and high school. The girls had a few weeks to read the book, but they all said they finished it in one or two sittings.

It was refreshing to be in the company of such inspirational young ladies who are all anti-bullying advocates and have dreams for a bright future.

What I’ve learned, unfortunately, is that when it comes to peer pressure and bullying, not much has changed in the last 40 years; especially now with the internet.

The good news is, the four girls I’ve spoken with were confident to be themselves and truly have it together when it comes to standing apart from the crowd, going after their dreams, and not worrying what others think of them.

One commented, “I can’t wait to go to college. I’m going to learn so much!”

I asked the girls what part of the book they liked best. Most agreed they liked the whole book, in general, and that it was a quick read. One young lady said her favorite part was when I started fighting back.

In a comfortable, private setting, everyone, including the adults Sara and myself, shared their experiences with bullying and how they handled it. It was an awesome event and a great learning experience.

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta can be reached at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com.

She is available for motivational speaking engagements and is the author of the following books: 

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero

Published January 9, 2019 by Maryanne

kicam cover

I am ecstatic to reveal the cover, and the landing page of my upcoming book Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways To Become Your Own Hero, published by KiCam!

Release date is October 2019, and you can order yours today here: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an international author and speaker. She is available for events. For availability and pricing, contact: maryannechristiano@gmail.com 

She is also a professional blogger, book editor and ghost writer. Contact today for rates: maryannechristiano@gmail.com 

Paterson Poets

Published June 7, 2013 by Maryanne

SAM_1131Isaac Medina entertains audience with poem, “My Scariest Moments”

(Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

Last night was absolutely wonderful! I got to cover this story about young poets receiving awards. It was mind-blowing how GOOD these young kids were. Very entertaining and heartfelt.

Check out my full article here: http://www.northjersey.com/paterson/Paterson_Poets_Citys_young_writers_honored_at_PCCC.html?c=y&page=1

My article on Paterson International High School Debate Win

Published May 29, 2013 by Maryanne

SAM_0866The Winners! (Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

I had a blast last week covering this event in East Side High School, Paterson.

Read the full story here: http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/International_High_wins_Paterson_school_debate_competition.html?c=y&page=1

Paterson Public School Aging Dis-Gracefully

Published May 2, 2013 by Maryanne

SAM_0746Paterson School 14 is 126 years old (Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

The assignment I covered today was about the sad condition of the above and many other schools in Paterson and protesters wanting better school conditions for the kids.

A side note, this school is just one year younger than The Statue of Liberty.

You can read the full article here: http://www.northjersey.com/news/Paterson_education_advocates_hold_ironic_birthday_party_for_aging_school.html

Shooting for the Stars!

Published March 1, 2013 by Maryanne

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPaterson’s Panther Planetarium (photo swiped from Google search)

Here is an article I just had published in the Paterson Press online regarding what the Zeiss Full Dome Digital Projection System has to offer and how Paterson Public Schools is looking to bring this sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology to the planetarium at PANTHER (Paterson and NASA Together For High Expectations and Results) Academy on Memorial Drive.

Check it out: http://thealternativepress.com/towns/paterson/articles/shooting-for-the-stars-panther-planetarium-targe