Author: Paula Danziger
Publisher: The Putnam & Grosset Group
Publication Date: 1974
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult
Audience: Gr. 3+
Overview: Marcy, a 13 year-old girl, hates everything about her life including her father, the principal, school, and especially being fat. Ms. Finney’s teaching methods interest the students and change everything for Marcy.
Activity: Have students write about a time they were bullied or made to feel left out because of their looks and how it made them feel.
Reviewer’s Name: Kate Williams