for our first read aloud, Mrs. J read us “The Brand New Kid” by Katie Couric. It was a children’s book but it had alot of meaning and value behind it. It was about this new kid, Lsfjksjdfh, (his name started with an L) and how everyone made fun of him. L was from a different country and so he looked different and spoke differently from all the other kids at school. and one day this little girl realizes everyone is mean to him and he has no friends. They become friends and in the end L has many friends!
This is a great story to read to younger group of kids. It could really show them the effects of bullying and teach them that you shouldn’t pick on others based on race, religion, color, nationality, or anything else except for the person they are.