by Patricia Polacco
Interest Level: Ages 7 and Up
From the Publisher: Patricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullying.
Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind. Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she is smart enough to get out. But no one dumps these girls, and now they're out for revenge.
Patricia Polacco has taken up the cause against bullies ever since Thank You, Mr. Falker, and her passion shines through in this powerful story of a girl who stands up for a friend.
This book is being released on September 13, 2012 and I have PREORDERED mine. I CANNOT WAIT. We had some awful facebook problems last year with 5th graders. Yep, facebook is on my elementary doorstep! Patricia Polacco delivers such solid stories - I think we all know this is going to be a winner. Looking forward to seeing it's impact in our students' lives. Look for my review of it in September.