The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

  • Title: The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade
  • Author: Justin Roberts
  • Illustrator: Christian Robinson
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group
  • Publication year: 2014
  • Brief Summary: From Penguin Group-“But Sally notices everything—from the twenty-seven keys on the janitor’s ring to the bullying happening on the playground. One day, Sally has had enough and decides to make herself heard. And when she takes a chance and stands up to the bullies, she finds that one small girl can make a big difference.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I think this book could be useful just to teach children about kindness, especially in a school setting.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it –I loved Robinson’s simple illustrations that work with the text. Roberts’s lyrical, poetic text reminds me of the cadence of Dr. Seuss but sends a stronger message.

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