The Recess Queen

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
Author(s):
Alexis O'neill
Illustrator(s):
Laura Huliska-Beith
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Scholastic
ISBN:
978-0439206372
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention

Mean Jean is the playground bully. All of the children are fearful of her. When a new student, Katie Sue, comes to school, she unknowingly does all of the things that Mean Jean forbids. When Mean Jean attempts to set the record straight, Katie Sue pulls out a jump rope and asks Mean Jean to play with her. She does, and the social environment of the playground is improved for everyone.

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