Millie Mae had a really bad day at school. On the playground during recess, Sally Ann wouldn't let her join the basketball game. Sally Ann pushed Millie Mae to the ground and told her she couldn't play with anyone or on anything. Millie Mae doesn't understand why Sally Ann is so mean to her.
After school, with scraped and dirty knees, Millie Mae pours out her troubles to Squeaky, who offers her some really good advice for dealing with a bully like Sally Ann. He's right beside Millie Mae the next day at school when she bravely declares, "Nobody is allowed to hurt me."
A picture book for children, Millie Mae Speaks Up to a Bully Today, by Roxann Biesack, narrates the importance of speaking up for yourself immediately to a bully to avoid becoming a target. It also tells how many bullies are just acting out and also have been bullied. It shows the bully isn't a bad person, but a person with a problem.