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O'Neill, Alexis.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2002
IL K-3, RL 3.1
ISBN 0439206375
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You know you had one at your school.   You know you loved to hate her.  You may have even been one at one time or another.  That is if you were lucky enough to be The Recess Queen.  SHE gets to decide what game would be played.  SHE got to decide what jump rope chants would be said.  This recess queen did more than boss the other kids around, she pushed, smooshed and lollapalooshed kids.  Hammered ‘em, slammered ‘em, kitz and kajammered ‘em.  UNTIL a teeny tiny kid named Katie Sue came to the school.  Katie Sue changed recess with bravery and persistence so now the “playground’s one great place.”  And everybody enjoys being friends …YESSSSSS!  (Laura Linder,  South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
SUBJECTS:     Bullies -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.


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