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My biggest passion is discovering books to enhance the growth for the elementary student.
The Great Gilly Hopkins - Katherine Paterson

Grade level Equivalent: 5.3

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson is about a girl in foster care that did not trust others and acted out by resorting to bullying. She did not allow anyone to get close to her until a few characters from the story preserved and gained her trust through love; this convinced her to trust people and stop bullying. This would be a great story to teach a lesson on bullying and to not give up on someone.