Angela the Warrior

"I've read and love A Goat Named Joey. It’s a great children’s book to help teach our kids about the harmful and lasting effects that bullying can and does have. I highly recommend this wonderful and impactful work!"

Kirk Smalley,
President of Stand for the Silent, a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping bullying

A Goat Named Joey Cover

October 1, 2019
$16.95 US / $19.95 CAN
ISBN: 978-1-64307-471-9
Available everywhere books are sold

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About A Goat Named Joey

Joey ReadingAccording to a study by, 1 in 3 students in the United States says they have been bullied at school and 70% of students report having witnessed someone being bullied. Some say this is a normal part of childhood. I disagree. Mocking or harming someone—physically or emotionally—for being different, isn’t normal and shouldn’t be tolerated. A child who’s bullied is more prone to depression, anxiety, self-harm, violence, and suicide.

I was bullied in my youth. It was tough, but I got through it. When I was about to become a father, I began a story for my daughter about a goat who’s bullied for having an unusual name.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, A Goat Named Joey was published as a book for all children, but especially those who have suffered from bullying. The first of a two-part series, A Goat Named Joey is a tool that parents, educators and children can use to boost self-confidence and spread compassion to help stop the scourge of bullying.

Joey StreamJoey Family

Watch the video that helped launch the successful Kickstarter campaign for A Goat Named Joey.

There are two central ideas to this book:

1) Follow the Golden Rule and treat others the way you wish to be treated

2) Become your own hero by believing in yourself.

We hope this book will be used as a tool for parents and educators to teach children how to overcome bullying. Every child has a unique light inside them, and if they can figure out how to make that light shine, they will not only survive the bullying, they’ll help others who are also struggling and begin to sow the seeds of a happy and fulfilling life.