Sunday, May 1, 2011

‘Say Something’ by Peggy Moss

Book cover: Say Something by Peggy Moss
The UUCLC Lending Library’s featured book of the month for May 2011 is Say Something by Peggy Moss.

A child who never says anything when other children are being teased or bullied finds herself in their position one day when jokes are made at her expense and no one speaks up. Say Something by Peggy Moss teaches children that being a silent bystander isn’t enough.

Lea Lyon’s bright, fluid watercolors illustrate the story, which also includes resources for getting involved in the community.

Peggy Moss worked as an assistant attorney general in the civil rights unit of the Maine Department of Attorney General and as associate director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence. Moss now works with schools, both as a consultant to the center and independently, to prevent bullying and teasing.

Moss’s extensive background enables her to describe the devastating physical and emotional impact of bullying, harassment and hate violence through the voices of students who have been targeted and also through the lens of educators, parents and law enforcement personnel working to prevent violence in the first place. For more information, visit

This is one of the many books that can be found in the UUCLC Lending Library. Look for the portable library cart in the sanctuary on Sundays. Watch for UUCLC Lending Library updates at and on its Facebook page.

Cynthia Parkhill
UUCLC Lending Library
May 2011

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