PS 188Q Family Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) April Newsletter


Bullying & Bias – Quote

Strong people stand up for themselves BUT the strongest people stand up for others.  – unknown

Affirmation & Empowerment

 YOU matter.

Spotlight – Bullying & Bias

Picture of the book cover. A child standing in a by a stream.
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Chloe and her friends won’t play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe’s teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she’d shown a little kindness toward Maya.

Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)): Woodson, Jacqueline, Lewis, EB

Click Book Read Aloud Link for a YouTube video of the book.

Discussion Questions   

  • Have you ever been in a situation like the one in the story? What did you do?
  • What’s something kind you’ve done recently?
  • Why do you think Chloe treated Maya the way she did? 
  • How does Chloe feel at the end of the story? What could she have done differently?

Bullying – 

“Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” 


Bias –  

A tendency (either known or unknown) to prefer one thing over another that prevents objectivity, that influences understanding or outcomes in some way.


Learn  More About Why Kids May Bully

Children may display bullying behaviors for a variety of reasons, including peer, family, emotional, and school factors.  Read more here.

Resources & Links

To learn more about bullying and bias, please visit these links:

Pacer Kids Against Bullying

How to Deal With Bullies: A Guide for Parents

Bullying in US Schools