Dungy, Tony and Lauren Justin and the Bully 32 pgs. Harper Collins, 2012. $15.99. (Rating: G)
Justin is so excited to play soccer, but when a bigger girl on his team puts him down, he is upset and wants to quit. Luckily he also knows it’s time to talk to his parents and the coach. After a lecture on bullying, Justin learns how to deal with bullies, scores a goal, and finds acceptance.
This book has some great lessons on bullying. Justin goes to adults he trusts as well as speaking up to the bully when the taunting starts again. Soccer books are a big drawn, so this book is a great way to get an important lesson to younger students.
EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.