Patricia Polacco / May 24, 2019

Bully Patricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullyingLyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her

  • Title: Bully
  • Author: Patricia Polacco
  • ISBN: 9780399257049
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Patricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullyingLyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she iPatricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullyingLyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she is smart enough to get out But no one dumps these girls, and now they re out for revenge.Patricia Polacco has taken up the cause against bullies ever since Thank You, Mr Falker, and her passion shines through in this powerful story of a girl who stands up for a friend.

    The BULLY Project Official Site The BULLY Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award winning film BULLY We ve sparked a national movement to stop bullying that is transforming kids lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action The power of our work lies in the participation of individuals like you and the remarkable list of partners we ve gathered who collectively work to Bully Definition of Bully by Merriam Webster Bully Wasn t Always Negative The earliest meaning of English bully was sweetheart The word was probably borrowed from Dutch boel, lover Later bully was used for anyone who seemed a good fellow, then for a blustering daredevil Today, a bully is usually one whose claims to strength and courage are based on the intimidation of those who are weaker. Bully Sep , Directed by Larry Clark With Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner A pack of nave teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, Bully definition of bully by The Free Dictionary To force one s way aggressively or by intimidation They bully into line at the gas pump Martin Gottfried. Rockstar Games Presents BULLY Bully Anniversary Edition now available on iOS and Android Devices Bully Scholarship Edition now available on PC, Xbox and Wii Bully, the original title Bully Define Bully at Dictionary Soccer a desperate, freewheeling scramble for the ball by a number of players, usually in the goal area.

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    1. It was ready at the library today. I picked it up today. I read it today. Now I’ll have to wait ½ year for her next book. I’ve been caught up for a while with all Polacco’s books so I’ve been waiting book to book. This was a worthwhile one to wait for.I think this story does an admirable job of addressing the subject of cyber-bullying, in this case among some sixth graders.I realize that this book and several other books by this author-illustrator could (almost) go on my san-francisco s [...]

    2. Raise your hand if you can tell us what cyber bullying means. Who has seen or experienced cyber bullying? What if you finally became a member of the popular crowd but then realized you didn't agree with the choices they were making. This is what happens to Lyla in "Bully" by Patricia Polacco. Lyla is left with a choice and must make some difficult decisions in her sixth grade year to do the right thing. However, every choice has a consequenceOpening Moves--Tell the meaning of a key word-Invite p [...]

    3. I found this a shallow and inauthentic story about standing up to a school bully. The characters just didn't click with me at all and the plot was the same as Mean Girls, but not funny.

    4. I'm a new and now forever fan of Patricia Polacco. Her book, Bully truly touched my heart. Immediately after I sat the book down, my 15 year old daughter picked it up, and read it immediately. Once she finished reading it, we conversed on the subject of bullying and how the school she attends practices and enforces anti-bullying. This book is a must read for teachers, students, and parents alike because it focuses on some of the effects that bullying can have on people. Lyla Dean and her family [...]

    5. When I heard that Patricia Polacco wrote a book called Bully, I thought it was going to be a YA chapter book, but I was wrong. It is a children's book with Polacco's signature illustrations and concerns a 6th grade girl's experience with cyber bullying. Lyla has moved to a new school near the Golden Gate Bridge, and immediately becomes friendly with a cheerful boy named Jamie. She soon becomes aware that the school is inhabited by the usual cliques of middle school: the athletes, the nerds, the [...]

    6. When Lyla Dean's family moves to the San Francisco area, she is relieved to make friends with another new student, Jamie Aldrich. But their friendship is threatened when she is invited to join popular girls Gage, Kenyon and Maeve at their table. Although Lyla knows it's wrong, she says nothing when the girls leave cruel comments on other students' Facebook pages. As she watches her younger brother and Jamie become victimized by the school bullies, she decides to stand up to Gage on Jamie's behal [...]

    7. As sixth graders, how does it feel to be a new student at a school? Did you know some people from elementary school? The friends you had in elementary, are they still your friends in middle school? Why or why not?How would you feel if you didn't know anyone at middle school? Perhaps you moved from the other side of town or another city, how would you feel as a new student at our middle school? As we gain new friends, do we change? Do we keep the old friends from before? What character traits are [...]

    8. A powerful look at cyber-bullying, school, and middle-school students. Jamie and Lyla are new to the school and become friends in the spirit of new-kid friendship. They have a lot in common, but as Lyla starts to excel at all activities in school, cheer-leading, grades, and service, Jamie is left behind somewhat. They are still friends, but. Now, Lyla has caught the eye of the most popular girls at school and they take her under their wings. When the group starts a cyber-bullying campaign agains [...]

    9. I'm officially a Patricia Polacco fan! This is such a great, great story that targets a worldwide issue. Bullying is no joke and it's so unfortunate that children are victims, and even abusers. This book does a great job addressing issues that happen in schools. Now it is also common for children to suffer from cyber bullying just like what happened with Layla.Layla is a sixth grader in a new school and although, she has a charming personality she realizes their are certain groups of friends in [...]

    10. A nice addition to Patricia Polacco's wealth of stories about real life situations. I think the bully's punishment should have been more severe, but realistically speaking, it is probably more of an accurate depiction of what would have happened to the bully. I think it is important to note, however, that the popular kids are not always the ones who do the bullying. Sometimes bullies can be loners who pick on other loners simply for something to do. I would read this to introduce the topic of bu [...]

    11. It's amazing that this book covered such an important topic yet I don't think it was executed well at all. It was like it was mean girls written as a picture book for kids expect it's not as good as the film. I didn't connect to the characters at all and I think that cyber bullying is never solved so easily. I also didn't like the fact that the ending revolved around going to another school or not. Is the message to children supposed to be "if you get bullied at one school you can always go to a [...]

    12. I'm curious to find out how this book is received by the children who are the audience. As an adult I think it seems a bit sensationalized. I do like that it ends with a question posed to the reader about how they would respond to such actions.

    13. A very relevant book about cyber-bullying. The book didn’t end the way I expected, but I think it would allow for a quality discussion after a read aloud.

    14. Summary:It is the new girl Lyla’s first day at school, so she does not know a single person and needs to meet new people. When she gets to school, she realizes that everyone already has their friends and she doesn’t want to join a group. Then she sees another new kid, a boy named Jamie, Lyla and Jamie end up becoming very good friends. At the school they go to there are three girls that are popular and bullies to others. After some time, Lyla starts to do good in school and joins the cheerle [...]

    15. This was a nonfiction picture book chosen for Battle of the Books this year for my school, and usually I'm not a fan of the picture books they choose, but this one was well-written and relevant. It's a book I'd actually recommend to my students and highly recommend to other librarians to purchase for their library. Other than that, though, there was nothing out of the ordinary that moved me or struck me as extraordinary, so I give it three stars.

    16. Lyla was very nervous about starting sixth grade at her new school, but she met Jamie on her first day and they immediately became friends. Lyla found herself fascinated by the three popular girls in school, who completely ignored her. She managed to get their attention when she got the top grade on an essay. Lyla tried out for cheerleading and made the team. Lyla even negotiated with her parents to get a laptop and Jamie helped her put together a Facebook page. Suddenly the popular girls starte [...]

    17. Bully is a truthful story about what bullying can look like in the school setting. This book is about a sixth grade girl named Lyla who just moved and is adjusting to a new school. She soon meets up with a guy name Jamie. Jamie is also new to this school, and he becomes a great friend to Lyla. Just like in any other school, in the cafeteria, there are different tables based on a student's characteristics. There was the nerd table, the popular table, and the athlete table. The popular girls soon [...]

    18. This book is about a girl named Lyla. The new school Lyla is attending is very cliquey. There is one clique in particular though that everyone wants to be a part of. As weeks went by, Lyla slowly became friends with these popular girls, but they turned out to be bullies. The girls bullied others online through Facebook and text messages. Soon they were bullying Lyla after she decided not to be friends with them. The major theme of this book is that bully is not okay, but especially cyberbullying [...]

    19. I've been anxious to see Polacco's newest book, so when it came in my most recent book order, I immediately pulled it out to read. This particular story is obviously written for an older audience than some of her others, and feels a bit more "preachy." With the inclusion of cell phones and laptops and facebook, it is a frank depiction of what some tweens and teens have to deal with. It will be housed in the oversized fiction section. I will be curious to see the response from students, faculty a [...]

    20. A great Patricia Polacco book! Tells the story of Lyla, a sixth grader who moved to a new school. It talks about her experience as she tries to fit in to a new school. Lyla manages to make her way up the social ladder and eventually becomes friends with the popular girls. When Lyla became uncomfortable with some of her new friends' actions, she decides to stop hanging out with the popular girls. This makes her a target for their bullying.This is a story that most middle school students can relat [...]

    21. This book is about a girl, Lyla, who has just moved to a new school where the social scene is very cut throat. She befriends a boy names Jamie, but when she makes her way into the popular group she ends up ditching him for them. The popular group bullies not only Jamie but her little brother Jack as well. The tables turn and an incident occurs and Lyla gets cyber bullied on social media. The theme in this book is bullying/cyber bullying. I gave this book a five star rating. I think this book is [...]

    22. I've been looking forward to this book since I heard about it. And after I heard the news of Amanda Todd's suicide, I was interested in it even more. This is a topic which needs to be talked about with young kids. So a book for Elementary students about cyber bullying? What a great idea - bring it on!This book delivered. It is simple in plot and words, perfect for older kids in Elementary school. The plot was great and easily followed. The illustrations are good as well; although not my favorite [...]

    23. I know that every time I pick up a book by the wonderful story teller Patricia Polacco that it will be a terrific memory or a lesson to learn, or both. This time, Patricia tells the story of Lyla, new to her school, keeping a low key profile until she sees that the popular girls aren’t so nice, and she pushes them away to return to her old friend, a boy named Jamie. Thing are worse before they better and the story introduces a bully that might be recognized as a cyber-bully on Facebook. Only t [...]

    24. I absolutely loved this book because we rarely see books about cyber bullying although it extremely prevalent today. Bully introduces social class as well, as main character Lyla and her new friend Jamie separate those in their school into groups such as popular and unpopular. When Lyla joins the cheerleading team and becomes part of the popular crowd and Jamie is left behind, and she notices her new popular friends teasing other classmates, Jamie included, on Facebook. Lyla luckily realizes tha [...]

    25. This story is about a sixth grade girl, named Lyla, who moves to a new school and befriends a boy named Jamie. Lyla is smart and athletic and is encouraged by the popular girls named Gage, Kenyon, and Maeve to hang out with them. Lyla likes being with them and feeling popular, but doesn't like it when they cyberbully classmates, especially her friend Jamie. She soon realizes that she'd much rather spend time with her real best friend than with them. However, Lyla gets accused of something she di [...]

    26. A classic story with 21st century skills, the text follows Lyla as she goes from new student to one of the populars at her new school. However, her popularity comes with a price. She is now lumped together with the three most popular girls in school (one of whom has recently experienced a catastrophic loss). Lyla, unlike many protagonists in bullying novels, does not participate in bullying and makes her exit before it’s too late. However, social media and vicious rumors sparked by the leader [...]

    27. This is the story of a girl who starts at a new school at the beginning of her sixth grade. She quickly makes friends with another student. However, soon she is taken in by a group of popular girls who are mean to anyone outside of their group. Lyla, the main character, sees this and distances herself. She is accused of stealing and cheating on a standardized test. She is bullied for this rumor until it is revealed she did not steal the test. However, even then, the bullying did not end immediat [...]

    28. The perfect book for the 21st century child. Polacco offers a story of a new girl in town, Lyla, who befriends a new boy in town, Jaime. As they both settle into the new school, Lyla gets noticed by the most popular girls and through cheerleading begins to hang out with them. She still is friends with JAime, but does not always speak up for what's right. When Lyla does speak up, she is dropped by the popular girls and used as a scapegoat. Including cell phones, laptops, and facebook in the story [...]

    29. Bully is a very contemporary story about Lyla, a girl who goes to a new school and falls victim to wanting to "fit in" - the story is very similar to the movie Mean Girls and I think that is a great story about how bullying comes in all forms, especially today. It depicts cyber bullying, bullying via texts, and of course, in-person bullying. The illustrations are vivid and really help bring the story to life. The situations are realistic and allow children to identify with the characters quite e [...]

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