The bully's attacks were almost unbearable...
Bobby's Story, is a story of teen courage and the power inside each of us. The book is based on unpleasant events that occurred many years ago in my life.
The character, Bobby, is constantly reminded of his grandfather's powerful words of life, "Wrong is wrong - no matter how many people do it, and that it only takes one person to speak out for what is right - The Power of One!"
After Bobby's parents lose everything - their jobs, their home, and their dreams - his family is forced to leave all their family and friends behind. They move to the city with hopes of finding jobs and starting over. For Bobby, the struggle is about acceptance, not only from his new friends, but his new life. He must reach inside himself to find the inner strength necessary to make new friends, live in poverty, and stand up to the red-haired bully.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
The author/speaker is recognized internationally as a leader in bully prevention. Knapp's most recent accomplishment include the founding of KnappStory Media, which represents the author's presentations, books, and other publications, such as the 'International Bully Prevention Newsletter'.
J Richard Knapp's work focuses on the six fundamental elements of bully prevention: dignity, respect, understanding, compassion, calmness, and equilibrium. These are the core elements that families must teach their children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bobby's story will speak to the hearts of young adults as it models the importance of treating others with dignity and respect. Its message of working in cooperation with others to accomplish goal this is strong. Bobby's story is the perfect addition to any anti-bullying program.
Bobby¿s Story immediately engages the reader with characters who come alive and compel one to learn more about them. On his first day at a new school Bobby is dressed poorly and is the object of obvious derision by other students and Bobby soon becomes a victim of a notorious school bully. Bobby¿s adjustment to his new school might have continued to be difficult, but Bobby is smart and strong in character. He links up with other students who are tired of the bullying and with Bobby¿s leadership a plan to abolish all bullying in their school emerges. The actions of Bobby and his friends are developed in a thoughtful, creative way that empowers students to stand up for what is right. With passivity there is an assumption that others accept or condone the bullying behavior. Bobby and some of his classmates found they were not alone in longing for justice and respect in their school. They draw on their study of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution as a foundation for their principles of a safe, bully-free school experience. With the realization that students have the potential to stop bullying by joining together, Bobby¿s Story has a powerful, positive message and an emotional impact on the reader.
As I read this story to my 4th grade students, they were completely engaged. This book is easy to read aloud, and my students hated it when we had to stop! As a teacher, I love the message it shares: bullying is NOT ok! This story really helps students understand what bullying does to another person.
Bobby's story is the perfect tool to start discussions on anti-bullying and character development. The book is an easy read well suited for middle school readers. The subject matter and characters in the book are well-developed and believable. I would strongly recommend this book as a weekend read or as a curriculum enrichment activity. Two thumbs up!
Bobby's Story grabs and holds your attention. It teaches a powerful lesson about bullying behaviors through a powerful, fun, and engaging account of middle school life. Once you start reading this tale, it's hard to stop.