Willie Wins

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


Willie

IN OUR COVER STORY THIS MONTH, WE INTRODUCED OUR READERS TO THE BOOK “DAISY CHAIN,” WHICH SYMBOLICALLY TALKS ABOUT A VERY SPECIFIC TYPE OF BULLYING—CYBER BULLYING.  THROUGHOUT HISTORY, HOWEVER, BULLIES AND BULLYING TACTICS HAVE TAKEN ON MANY FORMS AND AFFECTED PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.  SO WE ARE DEDICATING OUR LATEST SCHOOL LIBRARY TO ANTI-BULLYING TITLES FROM THE PUBLISHER LEE & LOW BOOKS.  IN ADDITION, WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING LINKS TO SPECIAL TEACHER GUIDES FOR THESE BOOKS TO HELP OPEN UP ANTI-BULLYING DISCUSSIONS AND HOPEFULLY OFFER SOME NEW IDEAS AND APPROACHES FOR HANDLING THIS SENSITIVE SUBJECT.

“WILLIE WINS”
by Almira Astudillo Gilles ISBN-13: 978-1600602375 Teacher’s Guide: https://www. leeandlow.com/books/2476/teachers_guide

Willie is having a rough day. He must find a savings bank for a contest at school — by tomorrow! Dad has just the answer. It's an alkansiya, a bank made out of a coconut shell from the Philippines, where Dad grew up. He's been saving it for Willie because of a surprise inside, a treasure that Dad got when he was a boy. Willie reluctantly takes the bank to school, knowing his classmates will tease him for having such an unusual bank. In the weeks that follow, Willie works hard at saving his play money to win the contest. But he wonders what will the surprise in his bank be? Is it really something special?