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Using colors and numbers to teach kids to stand up for themselves and others: A picture book

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A simply and beautifully illustrated children’s picture book, “One” is a story about bullying that teaches children to stand up for themselves and others. The author Kathryn Otoshi cleverly uses colors and numbers to illustrate the dynamics in a situation when a child (“Blue”) and his/her peers come up against someone (“Red”) who tries to intimidate them and make them feel bad, and in the end makes the point that it just takes one person to make a difference in other’s lives.
Suitable for ages 4-6, this charming and thought provoking book has won numerous awards, including the Teacher’s Choice Award, and can lend to discussions about bullying, standing up for others, friendship and diversity.