Synopses & Reviews
"Teachers' Choice Awards for Children's Books, 2005" -Learning Magazine "Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2005" -National Council on the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council ""Bullying is frequently enabled by the bystander who says, "it's not my responsibility." 'What could I do?'"I didn't know." Written with sensitivity, appropriate directness, and astute caveats, 'Say Something' provides a critical alert for children and parents alike with an early, important lesson in civic responsibility." -Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary. Founder, Operation Respect/Don't Laugh at Me "Bravo, Moss and Lyon, for giving parents and teachers a wonderul new resource to help children make their way as caring, responsible citizens!" -Ellen Hofheimer Bettmann, Co-author of "Hate Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice"
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.