I Am Jack by Susanne Gervay

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Life is good for Jack. He's a great photographer, he wins at handball, and time at home with his family is never boring. But when big George Hamel starts calling Jack "Butt Head," school becomes a little less great. And when everyone starts calling him "Butt Head," it gets outright dangerous.

Susanne Gervay's thoughtful story sheds light on the contagious and destructive nature of school bullying, and the power of humor, love, and community to overcome it.
 

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\SUSANNE GERVAY is an award-winning author based in Sydney, Australia. She hopes you love I Am Jack, which was inspired by her son, Jack, who won the battle against school bullying. Susanne has received the Lady Culter Award for Distinguished Services to Children's Literature in Australia, and an Outstanding Professional Achievement Award in writing by University of Technology Sydney. She is the director of the Kids and Young Adult Literature Festival, and heads the Sydney Children's Writers & Illustrators Network. Her books are endorsed by many organizations, including Room to Read.
 
Published March 3, 2000 by Angus & Robertson Childrens. 120 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 1–4—This Australian import is about bullying, but it's also about friendship, shifting family structure, and the school experience. George Hamel knows each and every one of Jack's tender spots. He tells Jack that nobody would marry his mum. That his dad left because of him. And after Jack make...

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