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Un secret trop lourd

by Nancy Wilcox Richards, illustrated by Ann Metayer

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Léanne commence sa troisième année dans une nouvelle école. Aucun élève ne sait encore qu'elle souffre d'épilepsie et c'est très bien comme ça! Elle n'a pas envie de révéler son secret et encore moins de subir les moqueries de ses camarades de classe! Le premier jour d'école, les élèves apprennent qu'ils réaliseront un grand projet tout au long de l'année scolaire. Chaque semaine, un élève devra faire une bonne action dans la communauté. Tous participent de bon coeur à la discussion qui s'ensuit. Tous, sauf Léanne. Quelques jours après la rentrée, la jeune fille n'arrive plus à cacher sa maladie - elle doit porter un casque pendant la récré pour se protéger la tête en cas de crise. Son secret dévoilé, Léanne doit apprendre à faire confiance à ses nouveaux amis.

Cette histoire porte sur le respect des différences et l'inclusion, sur la confiance et la compassion.

 

Lexie is new to grade three and she has a secret. She has epilepsy. Worried that she'll be thought of as different, she shyly avoids class discussion and recess (where she fears she will be teased for wearing a helmet).

But hiding her condition proves to be dangerous when she is pressured into eating food that her treatment diet doesn't allow, and must stay home for several days.

As time passes, Lexie gains confidence and makes friends among her classmates, even giving a presentation about epilepsy to the entire class. One dreaded day she actually has a seizure in the schoolyard - and learns that good friends can be trusted to understand and accept who you are, and even help out in times of trouble.

Following her previous novels, which include How to Handle a Bully and How to Tame a Bully, author Nancy Wilcox Richards has written another wonderful story that promotes empathy, respect, acceptance and kindness among everyday elementary school children.

Original title: How to Be a Friend

 

About the Authors

Nancy Wilcox Richards

Nancy Wilcox Richards taught elementary school for a number of years. She is the author of How to Tame a Bully, How to Outplay a Bully, How to Handle a Bully, How to Be a Friend and How to Fix a Lie, as well as the Farmer Joe series of picture books and We're All Friends Here. All are published by Scholastic Canada Ltd. She lives in Hebbville, Nova Scotia.
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Ann Metayer

Nancy Wilcox Richards taught elementary school for a number of years. She is the author of How to Tame a Bully, How to Outplay a Bully, How to Handle a Bully, How to Be a Friend and How to Fix a Lie, as well as the Farmer Joe series of picture books and We're All Friends Here. All are published by Scholastic Canada Ltd. She lives in Hebbville, Nova Scotia.
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Contributor Notes

Nancy Wilcox Richards est l'auteure de La belle et la brute, Le bon et la brute et La brave et la brute, trois romans jeunesse portant sur l'intimidation. Elle enseigne dans une école primaire en Nouvelle-Écosse.

 

Nancy Wilcox Richards has been an elementary school teacher for thirty years, and is also the author of How to Tame a Bully, How to Outplay a Bully and How to Handle a Bully, all published by Scholastic Canada. She finds inspiration for many of her stories from everyday life events, her students and her own children. She lives in Hebbville, Nova Scotia.

 

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7

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