Chrissa (American Girl of the Year Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Chrissa Maxwell moves to a new school in the middle of the year, and the girls in her fourth-grade class are decidedly unfriendly. On the advice of her grandmother, Chrissa tries first to be nice, and then to ignore the mean girls. But they just won't quit, and when the teasing turns into serious bullying, Chrissa must find the courage to stand strong and speak out.
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Chrissa (American Girl of the Year Series)

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Overview

Chrissa Maxwell moves to a new school in the middle of the year, and the girls in her fourth-grade class are decidedly unfriendly. On the advice of her grandmother, Chrissa tries first to be nice, and then to ignore the mean girls. But they just won't quit, and when the teasing turns into serious bullying, Chrissa must find the courage to stand strong and speak out.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Many schools take a zero-tolerance stance on bullying but what can girls and their parents and teachers do about the more covert "relational aggression," which involves not hitting but exclusion and spitefulness masked as honeyed remarks? The publisher of the popular American Girl historical series and dolls wades into this important issue with a book about a contemporary girl. Chrissa moves to a new school only to find that her overtures toward friendliness are rebuffed by three "Mean Bees." Chrissa's kind-hearted parents and grandmother urge her to "be yourself" and "be a friend to make a friend" but these platitudes fall flat when the girls' teasing escalates to cruel pranks. When the three victimize another girl and blame Chrissa, the newcomer finally finds the courage to tell her parents and stand up to the bullies. This mean-girl behavior, sadly, is all too believable, and author Mary Casanova portrays Chrissa's hurt and bewilderment with skill and compassion. Launched simultaneously with Chrissa is American Girl's Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends by Patti Kelly Criswell. This nonfiction book includes advice and quizzes for "dealing with bullies and bossiness, and finding a better way." Both are must-have titles for tweens. Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609582876
  • Publisher: AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
  • Publication date: 1/25/2013
  • Series: American Girl of the Year Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 159,358
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    You suck! You. Not the book

    This is posted 2013 ! Yes thats this year!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    I think it is a awesome book and I learned alot about bullying from it.

    I realy found it educational cool and a book any girl or boy would like.I enjoyed it because the problems Chrissa goes through are things that happen to kids world wide and is probably the reason of most of the teenage sewside.All in all it was a great book and I loved and recomend it to everyone.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Good for kids struggling with bullies.

    I thought this was really a good book dealing with the subject of bullies.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2009

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    Go Chrissa!

    Chrissa was an amazing character. She teaches girls about challenges that alot of girls will face at one point. It woulsd help people understand whats good and whats not. This was a very easy erad for me so i would recommend it for ages 8-12. But I might be wrong because almost anyone could end up liking it! This book was goood however the cover art was not nearly as good as other American Girl books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    MINNESOTA

    MINN-E-SOTA GIRLS AIN'T AFRAID OF THE COLD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    ELSA ANNA FROZEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FROZEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANNA AND ELSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



































































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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Its horrible

    The sample ends in a sentence and it does not make me want to read the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    R

    It teaches kids who are bullied to stand up and tell a adult not a friend once you tell a adult then tell a friend and bullies learn that more or less they are hurting themselevs more than the people they are bullieng even if its hard to tell people can learn bullies are doing this to adgitatw them not to bullie them thogh sometimes it it great book read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Chrissa

    This book teaches you that friends are important . It teaches kids to be strong inside always.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Great Book!!!!

    I loved reading Chrissa. It is so good that I just keep reading it over and over again!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    ;) Cool

    It is a fine hook

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Highly recommend!

    My 10 year old granddaughter couldn't quit reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2010

    Very in-powering

    this book is amazing, you finally understand the life of a person who is bullied. Saw the movie it was good too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2009

    Chrissa: an American Girl

    I really like this story. It is absorbing,educational, and teaches a good lesson. However, the cover art isn't nearly as good as other American Girl books. Still a great story, espeacally the end.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2009

    Chrissa was great!

    Chrissa is a fun filled book for girls ages 8-14. Chrissa Maxwell learns about friendship and standing up to bullying. Read this book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 30, 2009

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