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The Book of Mean People
     

The Book of Mean People

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by Toni Morrison
 

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"This is a book about mean people. Some mean people are big. Some little people are mean." In Toni Morrison's second illustrated book collaboration with her son, Slade, she offers a humorous look at how children experience meanness and anger in our world. The world and its language can be confusing to young people. To them, meanness can have many shapes, sizes, and

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Book of Mean People 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are thoughtful, you will love this story. I've read it to upper-elementary school kids with great success. The kids love to discuss any story that seems to be on their side, and perhaps in the face of the adult world. Take the time to think through the story from the child's perspective. The story's initially jarring impression makes its ulimate message much more powerful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book lumps people who nurture a child by helping the child learn the rules (of spelling, of promptness, of good nutrition, of chess) right in with those who yell and scream in order to hurt feelings. This is an immature view coming from a grown man who should know better. Don't read this book with your kids. Our job as parents is to help children discern the difference between meanness and kindness. We all know how literal preschoolers can be, and this book, while written for them, is harmful to them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brought tears to my eyes! It's simple, I know, but if you have a child with ADD or AD/HD you'll understand where I'm coming from and you will see what their entire life feels like from the inside out and they still have a smile on their face regardless!