Written by Patty Lovell. Illustrated by David Catrow. Published by Scholastic in 2001.
Molly Lou Melon is a little girl who is clumsy and has a “unique” look about her. She is fine with this because her grandmother has always told her to stand tall and be proud and she has done just that. However, when she starts at a new school, a mean bully picks on her. Luckily, Molly Lou has been armed with just what to do when this happens. This heartwarming story of confidence and kindness teaches young kids not only how to deal with bullies, but also how to stay true to who you are. This is perfect for young readers either learning what it means to be confident or are talking about bullying. This is perfect and important for all ages!
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