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“Don’t Be A Poople™” Book and Merchandise Launch During National Bullying Prevention Month to Combat Negativity and Promote Kindness

October 30, 2018 GMT

SEATTLE & WALLA WALLA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2018--“Don’t Be A Poople” book and merchandise launched today during National Bullying Prevention Month. The No Poople Community, LLC, a company providing content and products to spread the message of love and compassion in order to stop bullying and negativity in all environments, is behind the campaign and products, now available on the company’s website ( www.dontbeapoople.com ).

“Don’t Be A Poople,” written by Teresa Fausti and illustrated by Sanyukta Stargazer, is an entertaining, visually vibrant and compassionate book for readers to understand, prevent and cope with bullying and negativity. According to the company and book, a “Poople” is a bully, mean or negative person who acts like poo, because they are sad, scared and feel like poo. Therefore, they treat others like poo.

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The book and its concepts were originally developed for children 4-8 years of age. However, positive response by early readership indicates the concept is striking a chord with all ages.

“We are elated to see that the themes of empowerment and kindness relayed in the book and on merchandise are resonating across a broad audience. Most of us can be Pooples at one time or another. We hope to provide a light-hearted way to remind each other to be respectful and nice in all environments,” said Fausti, author, co-owner and producer at The No Poople Community.

In addition to the book, the company’s website offers “Poople Apparel™” in the form of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and mugs with statements like, “Don’t Be A Poople,” “This is a No Poople Zone,” “I’m a Poople Before Coffee,” “Oops, I Poopled Again” and “Put Kindness #1–Don’t Be a #2.”

“The book and merchandise are great gifts and provide fun ways to express our support for a kinder world,” said Nancy Barcenas, co-owner and producer at The No Poople Community. “Don’t Be A Poople is perfect for schools, libraries, the workplace or home – anywhere we need to be reminded to put love and compassion first.”

“Whether at school, work, in our personal lives, in traffic or on a plane, we’ve all experienced Pooples in their various forms,” added Fausti. “Our desire is that our book, merchandise and campaign will offer hope, inspiration and tools for children and adults who encounter negativity and bullying. We believe it will encourage communication and offer humor and love as a healer for all People and Pooples.”

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To order the “Don’t Be A Poople” book and merchandise, visit www.dontbeapoople.com. A portion of the profits will be donated to organizations focused on bullying education and prevention.

About The No Poople Community, LLC ( www.dontbeapoople.com )

The “Don’t Be A Poople” story was developed in 2014 and is produced along with related merchandise by The No Poople Community, LLC, based in the Pacific Northwest. The company’s mission is to spread love and compassion and stop bullying in all forms and environments through its content, merchandise and productions.

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CONTACT: For The No Poople Community, LLC

Teresa Fausti, 425-503-5674

teresa@fausticommunications.com

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