Today is Pink Shirt Day, a day we wear pink to take a stand against bullying, homophobia and discrimination.
A couple of my favourite books to read are
The true story of two male penguins living in a New York Zoo who adopted a rock and cared for it like an egg. One of the zookeepers gave the couple an egg of their own and they have hatched and raised a baby penguin named Tango. yup, makes me teary each and every time I read it.
Howard gets bullied and learns what to do to stand up for himself.
Christy is not happy to be told to play nicely with her neighbour Eddie Lee, a young boy who has Down’s Syndrome. Christy discovers that there is more to Eddie Lee than she first thinks.
Don’t be a passive participant to bullying, say something when you see it happening!
Fun to read, kids love it, and the bully becomes a friend in the end. A nice change to the bully suffering or being punished in some way.