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Sophia Writes to Her Bully

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Sophia experiences verbal and social (also referred to as relational) bullying from her classmates during recess. Whenever Sophia attempts to play with a group of students from her fourth-grade class, she is rejected; Amber also calls her an inappropriate name. Only when Sophia takes action by confronting her bully with a letter does her victimization finally end. Want to ...more
Kindle Edition, 13 pages
Published August 7th 2017
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Lynda Dickson
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 5+
Shelves: children
Sophia is having a hard time at school because the other kids, especially Amber, call her names and don’t want to play with her. Sophia’s mother comes up with a possible solution. Will it work?

I like how Sophia’s mother notices her daughter is not herself and encourages her to confide in her. She also comes up with a possible solution and empowers Sophia to resolve things with her bully. Reading this book with your children may open up the channels of communication and make them feel comfortable
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Betty
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
When Sophia, a fourth grader, encounters verbal and social bullying at school she strikes back by writing a letter to her bully.
The solution of the letter and the resolution are a bit simplistic, but it opens the door to a conversation about this all too real problem plaguing our children. Recess should be fun for children, but is often the prime time for bullying in the forms of name-calling, social isolation, and sometimes physical. The victim of this behavior may then have feelings of sadnes
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Kristine Hall
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
SOPHIA WRITES TO HER BULLY is an open and shut bullying story that has a neat and happy resolution. While at first it seems unrealistic, the structure makes it a good choice as a conversation starter between children and adults.

Quickly, the bullying behavior is established but more importantly, the impact it has on Sophia is shown, both through the words and illustrations. As the example of bullying, the author chooses a child being excluded and verbally taunted when she tries to be included. I
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Angela Thompson
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sophia Writes to Her Bully is Very Simplistic. With easy to read pages and colorful illustrations, the author offers a complicated message in simple terms for families to discuss. While the bullying that Sophia endures is presented simply and straightforwardly--and a positive resolution comes quickly and easily--there is a larger message for families: bullying needs to be confronted. For families seeking to introduce a form of bullying--and a possible solution to the problem--this book is great ...more
Tonja Drecker
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sophia wants to play with a group of friends at school, but they don't want anything to do with her. Especially Amber actively encourages the others to ignore Sophia, calling her 'Fatty Patty'. After a particularly bad day, Sophia's mom notices something is off with her and tries to help out.

This is a very naturally flowing story which is easy to identify with. The bullying is there but in a more subtle form than sometimes found in literature...a more realistic form. Sophia's desire to play with
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Arwen
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
-I received this book free though iRead Book Tours.

I choose to do this book because I wanted to do a post for Bullying Prevention Month which is October. The story is one that many kids will recognize, from both points of view. Sophia just wants to play with a group of friends during recess, but they keep excluding her. Amber seems to be excluding without thinking about it or without realizing what she’s doing. I think it’s important to remember that not every bully is a “mean kid”. Frankly some
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Amy
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sophia Write Her Bully is a wonderful and relatable book for school age children. Sophia experiences rejection from her fellow classmates at school. She wants to be friends with them and play with them. However, she is heartbroken when Amber is verbally not so nice to her. My heart breaks with her. As a mom of a fourth grader, I wanted to cry for her. She goes home upset and tells her mom what happened. This is when Sophia’s mom suggests writing Amber a letter and to let her know how her mean ac ...more
Stephanie
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sophia is a young girl who would like to play with a group of friends everyday at recess. However, instead of having fun on the playground, Sophia is turned away by group leader, Amber and made fun of for her weight. The bullying continues and Sophia's teacher can't seem to help. Sophia's mother thinks outside the box in order to help Sophia find common ground with Amber.

Sophia Writes to Her Bully is a story of understanding that is great for young children, parents and teachers. In one story mu
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Chrissie
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