50 Cent to Author Anti-Bullying Novel

His third book, Playground, will be semiautobiographical.

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The Associated Press is reporting that 50 Cent is working on a new book with an anti-bullying message. Playground has been described by the publisher as a semiautobiographical young adult novel. It's due out in 2012 from Penguin Young Readers Group. The 34-year-old rapper has already released a memoir, From Pieces to Weight, and a self-help guide co-authored by Robert Greene called The 50th Law.

We've heard abundant anti-bullying messages this year -- even the White House has weighed in. But 50's voice could be the one some kids and teens need to hear on the issue. If a guy who's had a well-known violent childhood, dealt drugs and even been shot (somewhere between three and nine times) takes the problem seriously, perhaps it's really time to pay attention.

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