Meet the characters 

Hello boys and girls! My name is Mrs. Patterson and I'm the school counselor. Do you know what bullying is? Bullying is when someone is being hurt either by words or actions on purpose, usually more than once, feels bad because of it, and has a hard time stopping what is happening to them. I want to remind you to use "I" messages and assertive language to let people know how you feel. Remember that bullying is never okay. If you are being bullied, immediately tell a caring adult. 

Hello! My name is Justice. I get bullied for having large feet. Do you want to know how I solve my problem? Well, what are you waiting for? Read "Best in Me" to find out!

Hello, everyone! I'm Riley. People tease me because I have challenges with reading. When I take my time, my reading sounds so much better. What are some challenges you face in school?

Hi. How are you? My name is Ray. I get teased on my baseball team for being short. It doesn't bother me as much anymore because I keep my head in the game. I always remember to show good sportsmanship.

Hi. My name is Faridah. I get bullied for wearing hijabs. Do you want to know about my clothes and culture? Well, you need to buy "Best in Me" to learn more!

Hey, there! My name is Jacquelyn and I get teased for having big hair. I love embracing my natural hair. Matter of fact, an afro is my favorite hairstyle. What is your favorite hairstyle? 

Hola! My name is Mario. I get teased for having an accent. I don't care what people think about the way I talk. I'm bilingual; and I'm able to help my family and friends read, write, and understand English. What language(s) do you speak? How do you help others?

Hello, my name is Sharonda. I was born with Cerebral Palsy. This makes me unique. I can do everything my friends can do. When I grow up, I want to be president of the United States of America. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Hey there! My name is Someina. I get picked on for wearing glasses. They help me to see and learn better. I think eyeglasses make people look cool! My eyeglasses are pink. Do you wear eyeglasses? If you do, what color are yours? 

What's up, everyone? My name is Ciara and I get teased for having dark skin. My ebony, brown skin is beautiful. I think I'm perfect just the way I am. Do you know that you are perfect just the way you are too?

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