Feiwel and Friends
Every year we kick start the school year with our anti-bullying/respect program. Each grade level has a novel they all read and discuss and we watch videos, put on skits, and sign pledges. Last year our anti-bullying committee, which I'm on, bought these cute "got respect" t-shirts to wear.
We've had the program for three years now and we are looking for some new material. I read about The Bystander over at Literate Lives . I haven't been able to get it out of my mind! And that was in March!!! So when we started looking at titles, I brought up The Bystander, with the caveat that it doesn't come out until October and I haven't actually read it yet!
But my confidence in Literate Lives is solid. Hadn't they pointed me to Greetings, Planet Earth by Barbara Kerley, albeit unknowingly? Yes, yes they had. So, I am sure this book will be super fantastic. I am so sure, I wrote to the publisher to pls pls pls send me a few copies if they have any ARCs left so that I can read it and give the teachers more specific reasons why we shoud use it.
So, that's what I'm waiting on...what about you?
PS - i stoled the pichure from their catalog cuz i could not find one anywhere!!!
PPS - i 3> literate live's grand discussion and would love to do something like that at our school...