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★ MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS HONORING EXCELLENCE, GOLD LEVEL 2021 ★
SEE A VIDEO SNIPPET OF CHAPTER 3 – Click on the words “Tina Levine” under “Follow the Author” below the book cover.
What would you do if you were verbally and physically bullied? Keep it a secret? How would you respond if a bully was harassing your friend physically right in front of you? Tell someone?
This middle-grade, graphic-hybrid, fiction-drama is about Justin (aka J.J.), a multi-talented middle grader with low self-confidence in a multicultural school environment. Although J.J. is physically and verbally bullied by an upper-grade student at school, he is adored by his friends— Ace, Annie, Tara, and Lexi. This story, tragic and entertaining, will take a few twists and turns, with secrets eventually revealed.
Watch how Justin’s self-esteem transforms throughout the story. Learn how his friends, parents, and even his school find a way to reach out to Justin, the bully, and the bystanders in a non-threatening manner and create an environment of zero tolerance for bullying.
Readers will not want to miss the first official band rehearsal when the story, for J.J., takes a turn for the best.
Reach to insightful discussion questions about peer pressure, being a bystander, being a bully, or the one bullied, provided for each chapter in the back of the book. Resources are provided as well.