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Jamie’s Class Has Something to Say

A Book About Sharing with Grown-Ups

illustrated by Maria Bogade

Jamie is excited for Family Day and all the visitors that will be coming to the classroom. As the class prepares, they share how they feel when adults don’t listen closely enough to what the kids want, need, like, and don’t like or when adults place unfair, often gendered expectations on them. Together, they decide to use their Family Day celebration to practice self-advocacy skills and help adults understand them better.

Part of the Jamie Is Jamie series, Jamie’s Class Has Something to Say is a lighthearted, sweet story that gives young children language and self-advocacy skills to help them speak up for themselves when adults aren’t listening carefully enough. A special section includes tips for adults for expanding on the concepts in the book and for talking with children about how to communicate their needs and identities to adults.

Check out more of Jamie’s adventures in Jamie Is Jamie and Jamie and Bubbie!
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Hardcover $12.99 85539 Hardcover 85539 $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-63198-553-9
Interest Level: Ages 4–8
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 8" x 8"
Page Count: 32
Praise for Jamie’s Class Has Something to Say

“Backmatter includes helpful notes about listening to and offering decision-making power to children whenever possible.”—Kirkus Reviews

Jamie’s Class Has Something to Say offers a heartwarming example of the importance of listening to kids and helping them feel that it’s okay to speak up for what’s important to them in appropriate ways. The section at the end for parents and educators is especially well written and gives practical advice for showing kids you care and that their wants and needs are being heard and valued.”—Dr. James J. Crist, psychologist and award-winning author of eight books for kids
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