Using Kindness to Beat the Bullies
by Kristin Frazier
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022
Here we meet Rose, a young girl who is deaf. We discover who she is by her narrative descriptions. Rose uses sign language to communicate with others but some of the kids give her a hard time about it. Her best friend and sidekick, Daisy Mae, seems to always help her. Together they must come up with a plan to destroy the bullies from the library. Will they become bullies too and fight back or will they think of another way to get revenge? We see that Rose and Daisy display a lot of courage and stand up for themselves toward the bullies in an unexpected way. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
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I feel this book is really important and must be read along with a guardian or a parent to know what bullying is, how to handle it, take help whenever necessary or possible. I love the representation of characters of different backgrounds. The main focus is on our main character who is a differently abled person who relies on sign language to communicate and is struggling everyday.
I find the illustrations quite apt and perfect.
Kudos to the team.
I love diversity in Childrens books. I think it helps bring awareness to kids and help them to identify and appreciate differences. It is one thing to write a character with a hearing impairment but another to do so and not have any words to try being the experience to readers.
I loved that this book features a young girl who is deaf as the main character. It felt approachable to kids, and would definitely allow young readers and their families to learn more about the experiences if a person who is deaf. It showcases Rose's weekly routine, and the ways in which she is similar to other children in going to school, having a friend, going to the library with her mom, and going to dance class. It also showcases the differences such as Rose having an interpreter with her at school, and Rose communicating with sign language or a communication book. When Rose faces bullying at the library, she decides to be kind and help educate her classmates with the help of her friend, rather than get even with them. Overall, I thought this was a great book and that it would be helpful in classrooms and for young children and their families. I loved the message of kindness! Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book!
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