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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are - Maria Dismondy

Lucy is picked on my a boy named Ralph in the 2nd grade. Ralph makes fun of her hair and what she eats, spaghetti in a hot dog bun. Lucy kindly asks Ralph to stop being mean to her, but he continues to be a bully. When Ralph finds his self in trouble and in need of help, no one wanted to help him, instead they laughed at him. Lucy debates whether or not to help him, but she finds to courage to help him. Although Ralph had been so mean to her, Lucy chose to make the right choice and help him. Ralph was no longer a bully to anyone after Lucy helped him. This book would be great for the 1st and 2nd grade students. It teaches students to make good choices and have courage even when faced with a difficult person. I would have 2nd graders read this story and "The Juice Box Bully" to do a character analysis before and after chart. Some of the same characters are in "The Juice Box Bully".