Posted by Jamie M., Book Specialist on May 09, 2017
When the time rolled around for her children’s school’s annual guest reader event, mother of two Yvette Lopez decided to bring in There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom. To her surprise, the students responded better than expected to this anti-bullying book, and asked for more copies!
A Difficult Decision
With so many books on bullying, Yvette wasn’t certain which one was right. “I wanted to find a book that would resonate with all of the kids – those who are the bullies, and those who are picked on,” she explained.
She decided on Louis Sachar’s popular book There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, which follows the story of fictional fifth grade bully Bradley Chalkers. Carla, a new counselor at Bradley’s school, sees Bradley as a talented, artistic student – the true Bradley, rather than the front he puts on as Bradley the Bully.
"Even though the book is in third person, you learn the bully is mean because he doesn’t want you to hurt HIM in the long run,” Yvette explained to Bulk Bookstore. With this important message in mind, Yvette settled on this title and bought a copy to read to the class, discussing the book with them at the end of the event.
We Want More!
What Yvette didn’t expect was how well these students would respond!
“They were asking all kinds of questions and wanted to know what happened at the end of the book,” Yvette told Bulk Bookstore. “I only had the chance to read from a few chapters, not the entire story so I thought…what if I could find the book for cheaper and give it out to the kids as a takeaway?”
She continues: “It would be the perfect lesson for these kids, especially since they’re graduating elementary school and moving up into middle. They may encounter some similar experiences, and this book would be great to have around.”
From there, Yvette began her search for the perfect bulk book provider and BAM – there we were!
Why Bulk Bookstore?
“I was online looking at bulk providers and needed more copies of the book so each student could have their own,” Yvette explained. “The stores I was seeing had max orders of between 10-13 and didn’t meet my needs…”
That was, until she found us. As she purchased her bulk copies of There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, Yvette proclaimed: “Oh wow, this is a really good deal!”
Once her books came in (on time and in perfect condition, of course), Yvette’s son was proud to hand them out to his classmates. “I wrote a note for him to read to the class reminding them on why this book is important and we hope they take something from this,” she states. “He was so proud to take the books in, and the kids were so happy that they each get a copy - they’re so thankful! They talk about it to this day!”
We’re thrilled that Yvette was able to find the quantity of books she needed for a great price with us, and hope that this inspiring anti-bullying streak continues.
To order bulk copies of There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, click here.