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    Posted November 11, 2013 by
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    Ender's Game Movie Sparks Outrage Among Parents of Pre-Teen Kids

     
    Parents upset Hollywood ignores real issue of child bullying, demand alternative child hero role models.

    As we enter the big holiday shopping season, frustration with Hollywood's troubled child hero story, Ender's Game, is causing parents of pre-teens to seek alternative child hero role models for their kids. Indie publisher BRAVE LITTLE HEROES has provided a Holiday reading guide to fill that void.

    Children's book HERO ACADEMY, authored by Bolaji Oyejide, isn't just about kids with powers. It delves into the identity problems typical kids experience, without being preachy. The book takes a closer look at what it is like to be bullied, and what it is like to be the bully. Unlike Ender's Game, Hero Academy's meticulous mix of mystery, action, suspense, and humor, are designed with both pre-teens and their parents in mind.

    Hero Academy is a floating island that trains kids from the city of Superville. It is mirrored by Underville School - a training ground for those deemed unfit for a life of heroism.

    HERO Academy was written to counter Hollywood's insistence that kid heroes grow up too fast. Parents want coming-of-age stories they can enjoy with their pre-teen kids. Ones that draw parents back to the bygone days of their youth, and engross even the most reluctant child readers in vivid, engrossing, adventurous worlds.

    "The rise of a young Ender to a position of power in an adult world, is every bullied child's dream. But child soldiers, child exploitation, and extreme violence are a price many parents aren't willing to pay for their child's entertainment", says Bolaji Oyejide, President.

    "Hero Academy also features prodigy children who wrestle with issues of power and prejudice… but does so within age appropriate context that parents of pre-teens will appreciate."

    Beyond Hero Academy, Brave Little Heroes has put together a free HERO holiday reading guide for kids.

    To learn more, grab the guide here: http://www.BraveLittleHeroes.com/herobooks.

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