“Author: Jerry Spinelli
Awards: Sasquatch Reading Award ,Great Lakes Book Award, New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing"
Grade Level: 4th grade and UP
Summary: This book is a great book for pre-teens to read, great for middle schoolers, great book that talks about bullying! This book is about a young boy named Donald Zinkoff who is made fun of by his classmates. He is labeled as the "LOSER" because he isn't athletic, hes clumsy and his physical presence. This book shows how Donald overcomes this bullying and many children can relate to him because everyone sooner or later is bullied in school, but this book is great for students, it makes them aware of bullying.
Uses in Classroom: Can be used for Bully Awareness Month, can be used if there is a "bully situation" in class and the teacher wants to address the whole class. Book Reports can be done. ”