"From now on, call me Oklahoma!" nine-year-old Paige Turner announces on the first day of fourth grade. She is determined that this year she will be different: someone gutsy—brave enough to stand up to her tormentor, class bully Viveca Frye. It takes a lot of work for Paige to bring out her inner Oklahoma, but she's helped along the way by her best friend, her sympathetic teacher, her bratty cousin, and some hilarious but inspiring events at home and at school.
Paige does manage to overcome most of her fears, and in the process she learns that a true friend offers all the courage she needs.
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Paige Turner has the kind of name that encourages bad, punny jokes. She wants to start fourth grade as a new person, someone brash and brave, who would never be pushed around by the likes of snooty ViFeb 11 2013 | Read Full Review of Call Me Oklahoma!
Gr 2–4—A humorous and encouraging tale about standing up to bullies of all shapes and sizes and remaining true to oneself. When Paige Turner announces to her family at breakfast that she's going to be a new person in the fourth grade, she really means it: from her new red clogs, to her matching baApr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Call Me Oklahoma!