"You are one of us," Carmen tells Roberta on her first day at a new school. Roberta gladly sits with the rest of the straight-up-hair girls-until she hears they don't play on the monkey bars. Roberta loves the monkey bars and leaps at the chance to swing with the monkey-bar posse, until she hears they don't carry flowered lunch boxes like she does. Roberta moves from group to group, just trying to be herself, until it seems she doesn't fit in anywhere. Then Roberta discovers some kids just like her-everyone's different and they like it that way!
The familiar story of a new kid s struggle to fit in at school gets a wry twist in this lively picture book." Will lead to fine classroom discussions. A terrific conversation starter for parents and teachers, and a must-read for kids.--Rachel Simmons, author, Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl The familiar story of a new kid's struggle to fit in at school gets a wry twist in this lively picture book.