Synopses & Reviews
This book teaches girls how to spot bullying and how to stand up and speak out against it. Quizzes, quotes from other girls, and what do you do? scenarios present advice in an age-appropriate, digestible way. The message in this book is that there is no one right way to deal with bullying. Instead, there are lots of options for girls to try, from ignoring a bully and trying a few clever comebacks to reporting bullying to a trusted adult. Readers learn how to stand up for others and be a good friend, too. The book ends with a pledge girls can sign, plus tear-out tips for girls to share with their parents.
Middle school is a tough time for nearly everyone, but it can be especially hard on girls. Between social and cultural pressures, academic challenges, family dynamics, changing hormones, and a growing awareness of the world around them, middle school girls often end up feeling voiceless and powerless. They can struggle with speaking in class, standing up for their beliefs, navigating complicated social situations, and getting their voices heard. By presenting real issues and scenarios that girls will recognize from their own day-to-day lives, as well as exploring the negative thoughts and feelings that can hold them back, Speak Upand#160;supplies girls with the tools they need to understand their feelings and speak up in any situation.
Heroes are superhuman. Or, at least, itand#39;s easy to assume that when you read ripped-from-the-news stories of derring-do. But in reality, almost anyone whoand#39;s motivated can be a hero, and the heroes who make the biggest impact arenand#39;t always the ones who make headlines. This approachable, research-backed guide will equip kids with the tools they need to become an everyday hero. Along the way, youand#39;ll hear from real heroes living out the truth of psychologist Phil Zimbardoand#39;s words: andldquo;Most heroes are ordinary. Itand#39;s the act of heroism thatand#39;s extraordinary.andrdquo;
About the Author
Hallie Fryd is a writer based in Oakland, CA. She grew up in a Quaker suburb of Philadelphia, but dislikes weatherandmdash;which brought her to the temperate climate of the Bay Area in 2000. When not trying to recount historical episodes with wild gesticulations, she works as a social media manager for the brain training company, Lumosity. Hallie is the author ofandnbsp;Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know Aboutandnbsp;which was a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2012, and a Foreword Reviews Gold Medal Winner for Book of the Year 2012 andmdash; Young Adult Non Fiction.