Goodreads asked Ruth Coates Diamond:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Ruth Coates Diamond My most recent book, "WAY UP IN THE AIR HAIR" is about bullying. When I was in grade school I was bullied and my son also was bullied in kindergarten. I was actually in his classroom when this occurred. I was a volunteer at this time helping his teacher. I heard one young lady say my son was fat. I heard this but kept my cool and spoke with the teacher. She being the wonderful teacher that she was, she called the young lady aside and spoke with her. When I heard her say this to my son I just wanted to cry. This is where the idea for my most recent book comes from.

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