Aldwin “Al” Jackson, Jr., is an eleventh grade student who has a passion for the sciences and creative arts, and is a part of the National Junior Honor Society. He enjoys Karate, playing basketball, soccer, video games, hanging out with his friends, and writing. (Al published this book when he was in the eighth grade.)
This book and anti-bullying initiative is Al's way of fighting back against those feelings of oppression. He continues to live life in-spite of the challenges he has faced and is determined to help other youth see that they too can overcome any obstacles they face and that they are all more alike than not. He not only desires to embrace those who have been and are being bullied; he wants to equally embrace those who are being the bullies. He believes that sometimes peers are more effective than adults and if he can speak to his peers about judging, compassion, kindness, hope, peace, love and being positive contributors to their schools and communities, then they too can be a spark that's lights the world to a brighter tomorrow.