Saturday, November 29, 2014

Shield Up

Shield Up
How Upstanding Bystanders Stop Bullying
Marcella Marino Craver
Five friends enjoy spending time together and working at the theater after school. Each one has a different talent that they can put to use on or around the stage. But one of their group, CJ, decides to pick on a new student. At first the friends don't say anything. It would be too awkward. But when things get out of hand, the friends realize they need to step in and help the new girl and their friend CJ.

The book is written entirely in comic form. The comics are fun and fit in with what the author is trying to convey. The message is very spot on for dealing with bullying. My son read the book quickly and enjoyed it. The book sparked a conversation between us about the effects of being bullied. The back of the book has a note to readers that deals with different aspects of bullying and also offers additional resources. It was a great book for me to use to discuss the topic with my son, but I think all schools should have this book in their library as well.

I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.

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