“The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade” by Justin Roberts

Justin Roberts is a Grammy-nominated all-star of the family music scene. Hailed by the New York Times as “the Judy Blume of kiddie rock,” he logs thousands of miles on the road each year, dishing out unexpectedly intelligent and fun rocking music for kids and their parents. Justin lives in Chicago.


Read Aloud Tips

  • Before reading, have an open conversation with students about topics like bullying, teasing, and excluding others.

  • Take adequate time in appreciating the illustrations in comparison with the overall message of the book.

  • After reading, allow for discussion about the seriousness of the topics covered in this book. Highlighting the empowerment that speaking up for oneself holds.

This effective rhyming book by kiddie-rock star Roberts takes on the subjects of bullying, teasing, and excluding others… This is a serious topic given serious treatment, and it should be ideal for initiating discussions. – Booklist

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Information Sheet – The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

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