Say Something

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Tilbury House, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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? Could it be as simple as sitting on the bus with the girl no one has befriended (and discovering that she has a great sense of humor)? 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.Since its release in May 2004, this book has sparkedSay Somethingweeks in schools from Maine to Shanghai. It has been turned into plays, distributed to hundreds of kids at conferences, read by principals on large screens, and rewritten by students in several schools (Do Something! is a favorite title). Most importantly, Say Something has helped start countless conversations among kids and adults about teasing.We're celebrating with this new edition, updated with a new cover and an author's note.

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About the author (2004)

Peggy Moss prosecuted civil rights cases as an assistant attorney general in Maine. She now provides workshops and speeches to students and teachers from elementary school to the college level on issues of hate violence prevention for the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence at the University of Southern Maine. Peggy lives in Freeport, Maine, but travels throughout the U.S. to provide presentations for students and teachers.

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 Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conferences. This is her first children's trade book. Lea lives in Richmond, California.

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