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Claras Choice Debbi Herrera

Claras Choice

Debbi Herrera

Published September 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781606040393
Paperback
28 pages
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You can stand up for your friends. Or you can stand by and say nothing. But, either choice you make, remember, you are doing something. With these words, her grandfather teaches Clara responsibility as she stands by silently, watching her friends getMoreYou can stand up for your friends. Or you can stand by and say nothing. But, either choice you make, remember, you are doing something. With these words, her grandfather teaches Clara responsibility as she stands by silently, watching her friends get pushed around by the class bullies, the Best Amigas. In Claras Choice, author Debbi Herrera explores this unique perspective on classroom bullying. Clara loves school, and she loves her friends. But Clara and her friends back away when the bullying finds its focus on weaker classmates. Observing the bullying takes its toll on Clara, who brings her worries home. Not until a bedtime conversation with her grandfather does Clara figure out that her inaction is part of the problem. Clara searches for the inner strength to stand up to the Best Amigas and to fight for her friends. In this amusing and poignant story, young readers are given the opportunity to explore Claras Choice and take away a beneficial life lesson. Endorsements: This is a book children will really enjoy. Its clever and yet gets a very important message across to the reader. Claras Choice describes a situation that happens more frequently than we would like, but it empowers the reader to deal with bullying on their own. -Mary Hermes, Curriculum Director, Fort Worth, Texas It is amazing how one young girl can teach us that when we stand by while others are victimized- we too become victims of our own choices. If we are brave enough to tap into the Clara inside of ourselves, one by one we can make our world a better place. This is one of those gotta have books that every child and parent should read. - Sheila Fernley, Education Editorial Editor, West Palm Beach, Florida AuthorDebbi Herrera has given parents and teachers a gifta fresh, new resource to help children make responsible choices. Perfe