The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

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