Metal Like Me
D. W. Saur, author
As a child, Vinny was unaware of his and his family’s difference but, as he got older, Vinny noticed that he was, in fact, not like other children. Because he was a metalhead, Vinny had a hard time making friends in elementary school. This changed as he entered middle school, where Vinny finally found friends who were metal like him. The group did not have an easy time as they were bullied or picked on for much of their first year. Tired of being viewed as different, Vinny came up with a plan to show their classmates that he and his friends weren’t that different. Join Vinny as he shares his story of bullying, difference, coping, and perseverance.