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A collection of books for the library of my future classroom!


Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum is a book about a little girl named Chrysanthemum who loved her unique name all her life. That is, until she started school and her classmates began to make fun of it. She then begins to hate her name and is ashamed of it. In the end it turns out that her teacher has a unique and strange name as well, which gives Chrysanthemum comfort and helps her to love her name again. This book would be great in a classroom to talk about bullying. Chrysanthemum was bullied by her peers and that hurt her feelings to the point that she thought that her once 'absolutely perfect' name was 'absolutely dreadful'. The story teaches children that making fun of others because they are different. is bullying and not acceptable.