Chrissa (American Girl of the Year Series)

Chrissa (American Girl of the Year Series)

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by Mary Casanova
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609582876
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
01/25/2013
Series:
American Girl of the Year Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
205,991
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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