About Average

Source: Common Sense Media

Parents need to know that About Average, by bestselling children’s author Andrew Clements (Frindle), deals with bullying — specifically mean-spirited verbal teasing. Protagonist Jordan’s school has an anti-bullying policy, and she knows that when a classmate reported physical bullying to the authorities it turned out well, but she decides to handle this problem herself, and the solution she comes up with is positive and self-affirming.Editor’s Note: Although Jordan does a great job of solving her problem on her own initiative, we always recommend that kids report bullying situations to a trusted adult.

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