Families can talk about what they learn about bullying from reading Blubber. How would you behave if you were Jill? Is it just as wrong to go along with mean behavior as it is to instigate it?
Why do you think this book is an enduring classic, yet often challenged for its candid portrayal of mean grade school behavior?
Does Jill seem to have learned a lesson about bullying by the end of the book?
I loved this book as a kid and was about to give it to my third grader. I started reading it and was surprised to see that very early on in the book a child calls the teacher a "bi*ch!" This should have been in the summary above!
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