How to be a Friend
Nancy Wilcox Richards
What a GREAT book for kids about how friends can help us feel better about ourselves and overcome some major obstacles and challenges!
Lexie is very nervous. It is her very first day at school in a new school. She just moved recently, and she has no friends in her neighborhood or at school. So, she feels very uncertain. But she also is epileptic. She has no idea how the kids will react to her illness and if she will treated as all the other kids.
Because of her epilepsy, Lexie feels different. She has to wear a helmet into the school yard at lunch and recess in case she has a seizure. And to make matters worse, a few school yard bullies start making fun of her and calling her names. She also has to eat a special diet. Can her friends come to her rescue?
Then her teacher announces a new project. Everyone is happy and excited to be part of this project, except Lexie. Can she fit in with the rest of the class? Can she start enjoying her classmates and make friends?
Friendships can develop in all places and circumstances. And they can empower kids to be their best and to even thrive. What an inspiring book for kids of all ages, especially middle graders.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth