When a bee stings, Ouch! That hurts! When your finger gets caught in a closing door, that hurts a lot too. Hearing a mean or hurtful word hurts a lot, too. When other kids say something mean or hurtful, it is hard to know what to do. This book explains these ""ouch moments"" in child-friendly terms, offering practical strategies for what children can do to help, and empowers them to stand up to mean and hurtful language. A Note to Parents and Caregivers by Kevin L. Nadal provides more information about microaggressions, and strategies for talking to children about hurtful language, discrimination, and bias.
Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California. He lives with his family in Marin County. He received his BA in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park. This is his first children's book. Viviana Garofoli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives with her husband, Sergio, and two daughters, April and Emma. As a child, her favorite pastime was playing with her watercolors and crayons on big sheets of paper; if asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Viviana would immediately reply, "a painter." In 1995, she graduated from Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon with a degree in fine arts. Over the last 15 years, she has illustrated more than 20 children's books and contributed many editorial and textbook illustrations in Argentina and Puerto Rico. In her spare time, Viviana enjoys working in her garden, tending to her orchids.