Tuesday, July 20, 2021

"What's Her Name?" - a bookwrap



What's Her Name? 

Authored by Tomac Scott


* Ages:  5-8

* Grade Level:  P-K

* Length:  42 pages

* Publisher:  Indigo River Publishing

* Pub. Date:  June 22, 2021

* Language: English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book 

This book harbours an important message for young children...  bravely stand up and be proud of who you are and your heritage. 

Bunu  is very excited to attend her brand new school and when she introduces herself to the class she faces bullying and mocking due to her unusual name.  Devastated she returns home to her mother in tears asking why some of her classmates are so mean to her.  Her loving mother explains to her daughter the reason her name was chosen for her and how special it really is.  Bunu reacts to her aggressors by baking her classmates cupcakes to share the next day.  Will Bunu's act of kindness change things?  Will Bunu finally gain the respect and acceptance that she rightly deserves by her peers? 

The illustrations are colourful, the classroom is full of diverse faces, and the message is positive.  Being a former classroom teacher and principal I am angered that no teacher, lunchroom supervisor, or principal intervenes to stop the cruel bullying behaviour and shelter Bunu from all the harassment and beastliness. That never, ever, ever should be allowed in any school.  This important book would be a lovely tool to start conversations about how to treat others with kindness, respect and dignity.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


Meet the Author

Tomac Scott is a jet mechanic and military veteran from Cleveland, Ohio. During his childhood, he was bullied and taunted because of his unusual name. Over the years, he discovered the lasting effects that bullying can have on children like himself. Through his writing, he aims to help today’s youth overcome the same challenges that he faced as a child. The biggest and most important lesson he learned was that you have to show bullies that they have no influence over your life. By staying positive and continuing to be yourself, the bullies will stop because they see something in you that they do not have themselves.

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