Monday, October 15, 2012

October: is Bullying Prevention Month

Since this is Bullying Prevention Month, I decided to share a couple books that could be used for this theme.  One is brand new. I've never used it, but since it is by Patricia Polacco, I know it is perfect for this month.  Yes, I bought it and it IS perfect!
It is about a new girl in school. Lyla makes friends on the first day of school with Jamie.  She makes cheerleading squad, makes good grades, and suddenly is part of the popular girls. However, she also knows bullying when she sees it.  She actually sees her new friends bullying Jamie and others on Facebook! Now what does she do?  Does she have the courage to stand up for her friend?
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill is another book on how to deal with bullying. Mean Jean was a bully and no one did anything about it.  That is until Katie Sue came to school. Can she stand up to Mean Jean? The illustrations and fun rhymes make this a perfect book to start discussions about bullying and how to deal with it when it happens.

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