Say Something has become an anchor text for bullying prevention campaigns around the country. A young girl initially feels satisfied that she does not participate when she witnesses teasing. When the teasing turns on her, she decides she can no longer be a bystander. The final page of the story in which she talks to the girl who sits alone on the bus affirms small, everyday actions as part of social change. The illustrations in this book present children of many skin tones and body types -- among the most beautifully illustrated and true to life portrayals of a diverse student body. --Teaching for Change
"Teachers' Choice Awards for Children's Books, 2005" -Learning Magazine "Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2005" -National Council on the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council ""Bullying is frequently enabled by the bystander who says, "it's not my responsibility." 'What could I do?'"I didn't know." Written with sensitivity, appropriate directness, and astute caveats, 'Say Something' provides a critical alert for children and parents alike with an early, important lesson in civic responsibility." -Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary. Founder, Operation Respect/Don't Laugh at Me "Bravo, Moss and Lyon, for giving parents and teachers a wonderul new resource to help children make their way as caring, responsible citizens!" -Ellen Hofheimer Bettmann, Co-author of "Hate Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice"