Set of 2 books
The Truest Heart: A story to share to overcome bullying, build self-esteem, and create self-confidence. Gently and sensitively worded and beautifully illustrated, Jayne Sbarboro and Wendy Leach invite us into Ze’s world and show how her teacher builds this bullied child’s strength and generosity of spirit which, in turn, becomes wondrously contagious.
The Truest Heart Keepsake Companion: An Anti-Bullying Guidebook
Empower children who have been bullied. This anti-bullying book provides adults with an exciting, different approach to helping children who have been injured by the hurtful words of bullies. Adult allies (teachers, parents, grandparents) are guided to have active conversations with a child to develop their inner qualities of resilience. As teachers and parents, we have learned that children realize inner qualities (strength, creativity, generosity, etc.) truly do rest within themselves as they identify a time when they actively demonstrated that quality.
Students write about their qualities, illustrate themselves in action showing their qualities, then recopy their qualities of heart to effectively replace the echoes of bullying with messages of strength. Includes pages with positive messages are provided for conversations and coloring.
Includes a lesson to develop abilities as bystanders to resist bullies. Builds positive messages for children.