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by Peggy Moss

Other authors: Lea Lyon (Illustrator)

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A child who never says anything when other children are being teased or bullied finds herself in their position one day when jokes are made at her expense and no one speaks up.

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Personal Response: This is a simple yet important book on a major issue in schools. I think this would be a great addition to a classroom in order to broach the topic with young children and show them that their complacency can be just as hurtful as bullying.

Evaluation: Moss’ plot and text are simple and straightforward, which will appeal to the short attention spans of this age group. The narrator spends most the story avoiding the bullying she witnesses; this is apparent by her short comments throughout the book as well as her placement at the edge of each illustration. However, the text becomes more emotional and detailed as the narrator experiences bullying firsthand. The watercolor illustrations also soften the harshness of the topic, while still showing the facial pain and body language of each bullied character. The illustrations show an authenticity of the children’s reaction and attitudes toward the school bullies and those are harassed. ( )
  JustZelma | Dec 20, 2020 |
A young girl does not realize how detrimental being a bystander to bullying can be until she experiences being bullied herself. From then on, she knows to "say something". This book is a wonderful reminder that are many ways to address bullying, whether it be standing up to a bully, comforting the person being bullied, or telling an adult. If I had the power, I would require all elementary schools have this book in their classrooms. ( )
  D.Chokr | Feb 17, 2020 |
"A child who never says anything when other children are being teased or bullied finds herself in their position one day when jokes are made at her expense and no one speaks up." Teachers Choice Award winner
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Peggy Moss is a former civil rights prosecutor, a sought-after speaker on the subject of Bullying Prevention, and the author of three award-winning books for children. She is a mother and an educator.

"Lea Lyon is an award-winning children's book illustrator who has made a childhood dream come true. Her six published picture books, five of which have won awards, address topical social issues such as bullying, children with disabilities, same-sex marriage, and religions of different cultures." A former public school teacher, she earned an MBA and worked for a time in the corporate world.
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  uufnn | Jul 15, 2018 |
At the school, there are some children who pick on other students. A girl sees the other kids getting picked on but she doesn't say anything. One day, she has to sit alone and the other children start to pick on her. They say such mean things that it made her cry. She sees other students that just sat there and did nothing like she did with those other students. Her older brother made her realize that when you see something happening you have to speak up. The character definitely changed her perspective on bullying and possibly realized that bullying is also when you don't speak up and say something. ( )
  mcsuane | Sep 14, 2017 |
I think this book is an excellent resource for parents and teachers to teach children about bullying and how to handle a situation where you see someone being bulled. It gives realistic situations and also offers responses on how to respond to bullying. It allows all parties to have an open discussion about bullying. ( )
  mrw522 | Apr 13, 2017 |
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