Say Something by Peggy Moss

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At this school, there are some children who push and tease and bully. Sometimes they hurt other kids by just ignoring them. The girl in this story sees it happening, but she would never do these mean things herself. Then one day something happens that shows her that being a silent bystander isn't enough. Will she take some steps on her own to help another kid?

Bright, fluid, realistic watercolors illustrate the story, set in a school with lots of diversity. Resources at the end of the book will help parents and children talk about teasing and bullying and find ways to stop it at school. One child at a time can help change a school.

 

About Peggy Moss

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Peggy Moss, author of Say Something and Our Friendship Rules, worked as an assistant attorney general in Maine in the civil rights unit and as associate director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence. Peggy now works with schools to prevent bullying and teasing. She has provided workshops to students and teachers from Kindergarten to the college level in Maine, Tennessee, Toronto, and points in between, helping students and educators create school environments that feel safe for everyone. A freelance writer, Peggy lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters. Lea Lyon now juggles her work in the business world with her love of painting, takes numerous painting and drawing classes, and even meets with a group of five women every week to paint and talk about their work. Her illustration portfolio has won awards twice at the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators conferences. This is her first childrens trade book. Lea lives in Richmond, California.
 
Published August 1, 2008 by Tilbury House Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Moss and Lyon make their children's book debuts with this well-intentioned if often wooden story, which opens as the narrator points out "a kid in my school who gets picked on all the time," another boy who gets teased and pushed in the halls, and a girl who always sits alone on the bus.

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