I saw this book and loved it! Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is excellent for addressing bullying and positive self concept. I think that you and your students will like her too! Karen Anderson, Director
Molly Lou was a lot of things: short, buck toothed, bull-froggie sounding and clumsy, but none of these things stopped her from standing tall, singing loudly and believing in herself. Her grandma taught her that. So when Molly Lou had to start a new school and Ronald Durkin made fun of her, she didn’t let him get her down. She showed him that just because she was different she could do some amazing things. She not only ran past Ronald on the football field to score the winning touch down but she balanced pennies on her buck teeth and cut out a beautiful paper snowflake. All these things made mean ole’ Ronald Durkin double think how he treated Molly Lou Melon.
The book can be used to reinforce a positive self-concept in children with hearing loss. It also can be used more broadly by educators to teach other concepts.
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon comes with
- a sample lesson plan that can be adapted for grades 1-4
- example IEP goals for a student with hearing loss, written to the Common Core Standards
- a page about teasing and teaching appropriate responses to teasing/bullying