National Press Release - 2016 - Piece of Cake PR
What Would JeeMin Do: Master Martial Arts Duo Pen Powerful Series of Anti-
Bullying & Stranger Danger Kids Books. It’s Time to Kick Adversity’s Butt!

Lori and Matthew Brown’s ‘What Would JeeMin Do’ series currently comprises four volumes that focus on bullying and a further four dedicated to stranger safety. With each book centered on protagonist JeeMin and the adversity she faces everywhere from school to the local grocery store, kids can learn how to cope with many of the bullying/stranger plights that they could one day face. The authors are both Master martial arts instructors, perfectly qualifying them to keep the nation’s children safe.
For Immediate Release
Zephyrhills, Florida – There’s no way to sugarcoat it, bullying and dangerous contact with strangers has become a fierce epidemic for modern young children and turns the lives of millions into a misery. Most victims find it hard to speak out and, acutely aware of young minds and their thirst for stories, one U.S. couple has found a novel way to reach out to them and their peers.

‘What Would JeeMin Do’ is the new series brought to market by Master martial arts instructors, Lori and Matthew Brown. The series’ eight current volumes have a bold and clear-cut goal: to teach children what bullying and stranger danger really is, how it can plight their lives and what they can do to help themselves and friends who may be suffering.
Series synopses:

‘Being Bullied at the Park’ - While at the park, JeeMin sees a little boy getting bullied and not sure what to do. She learns ways she can help the little boy learn confidence to overcome the fear of being bullied and to stand up and say STOP.

‘Bullies on the Bus’ – JeeMin helps her friend Joey who is bullied on the school bus. Finding out this is normal for Joey; JeeMin encourages him to get help from their teacher.

‘Cyber Bullying’ - JeeMin is at a friend’s birthday party. Her friend shows off her new cellphone she had received for her birthday. Being so excited she passes her number on to several friends, some who send her very unkind bullying text messages. JeeMin and her friend learn what to do in this bully situation.

‘Words Do Hurt’ - It is a new school year, JeeMin and her friends are starting the third grade. A new girl from a different country has started at JeeMin’s school. JeeMin and her friends befriend the new girl who is treated very badly by kids from the fourth grade. In the process, they help teach that bullying is wrong and words do hurt.

‘Home Alone Stranger at the Door’ - JeeMin is home alone after school; a stranger is knocking at the door. JeeMin’s parents teach her what to do. JeeMin teaches her friend about strangers at the door when home alone.

‘Halloween Stranger Safety’ - Halloween approaches, JeeMin and her friends prepare for trick-or-treating by going to their karate class to learn Halloween Safety and Stranger Danger.

‘Stranger in the Shadows’ - One evening JeeMin and her mom go to the grocery store to find a stranger in the shadows watching them. Together they learn what to do about strangers while out at night at the store.

‘Stranger Near the Neighborhood’ - JeeMin and her friends walk to school not aware they are being watched and followed by a stranger, later to be approached by the stranger. JeeMin shares with her friends what her parents had taught her about strangers.

“Our primary goal was to educate and empower those who have become victims of bullying or strangers,” explain the authors. “Children find it very hard to reach out to anyone about such emotive subjects, so we wanted to create a character through which they could find a friend and draw comfort. Equally, the books are a vital tool for parents, schools and community groups to use for the prevention of bullying and other forms of abuse.”
Continuing, “You’ll notice that the situations JeeMin gets into are very eclectic and varied, and that’s a deliberate attempt to show that bullying and strangers are two harrowing realities that know no boundaries – be it in school, at home or even just while out walking the streets. We need children to be aware of the constant need for vigilance.
The Browns’ work has scored rave reviews. For example, Richard comments, “Should be in every school. Can't wait for other books in the series.” With bullying and other forms of danger on the rise, interested parents are urged to secure their copies without delay.
The entire ‘What Would JeeMin Do’ series is available now:
About the Authors:
Master Lori Brown 6th Dan Black Belt and Master Matthew Brown 5th Dan Black Belt in the styles of Tang Soo Do, Ju-Jitsu, & Aikido. The pair specializes in Bully Safety, Stranger Danger Safety, & Self-Defense. They have been inducted in the Eastern USA International Black Belt Hall of Fame, recently awarded in 2015 Masters Award.

Contact: Matthew and Lori Brown / 813-778-2709 /