Hungry Minds

Hungry Minds

by Sumiko Saulson

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"Hungry Minds" is a very short autobiographical tale about bullying, reading, and what lies in the heart of a writer: especially a very young one. In the brief essay, the writer discusses awkward and painful experiences related to entering Junior High School. It is written from the juvenile perspective and is appropriate for young readers.

Author's Note: The little girl on the cover is me back in the 70s. "Hungry Minds" is a story about childhood bullying and how a love of reading and fictional characters saved my life as I was frequently isolated and often depressed. Much of the bullying I experienced in childhood was related to being the biracial child of interracial parents, but the story is focuses on bullying related to being a shy and studious child. While the type of bullying I experienced is less prevalent now, many children experience bullying today. My heart goes out to them.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044777743
Publisher: Iconoclast Productions
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Series: Short Stories from "Things That Go Bump In My Head" , #3
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 458,488
File size: 209 KB

About the Author

Sumiko Saulson is a science-fiction, fantasy and horror writer and graphic novelist. She was the 2016 recipient of the Horror Writer Association's "Scholarship from Hell." She is best known for her non-fiction reference guide "60 Black Women in Horror Fiction." Her novels include "Solitude"," The Moon Cried Blood, "Happiness and Other Diseases", "Somnalia", "Insatiable" and the Amazon bestselling horror comedy “Warmth." She has written several short stories for collections and anthologies, including the Carry the Light award winning science-fiction story "Agrippa." She writes for the Oakland Art Scene for the, SEARCH Magazine and horror blogs and, which featured a 2013 Women in Horror Month interview series. The child of African American and Russian-Jewish American parents, she is a native Californian who grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii. She is an Oakland resident who has spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Hungry Minds 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because i can relate to it. I was always the girl who got laughed at and tormented. Its a quick 12 pages of basicly a girls life when she is young. Kids who know how to read should be required to read this. It may not seem very powerfull but just perhaps it could stop some of our bully problems. :))
JoslynCorvis More than 1 year ago
This story resonated with me highly because of my own similar experiences. I was fortunate enough to get a guest spot on Sumiko Saulson's blog to promote my own work, but instead I wrote a sort of response to this story. I think it raises awareness on a topic that is so highly addressed, but still not fixed: Bullying. My personal thanks to the author for this story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a very wied book