Eric Ode

Author Eric Ode recommends There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar. “I taught fourth grade for eight years, and Louis Sachar’s There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom helped launch each of them. Chapter by chapter, we’d laugh, cheer, cry…Wrapped within the gut-busting humor and the heart-wrenching struggles is a clear message that says no one should be written off. We each have the ability and the responsibility to treat every person—even that person who really gets under our skin—with kindness and humanity.

There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom (Knopf, 1987) is recommended for ages 8-10.

Be sure to check out these books by Eric Ode (published by Kane Miller Books): Dan, the Taxi Man, illustrated by Kent Culotta (2012); Busy Trucks on the Go, illustrated by Kent Culotta (2014); and Too Many Tomatoes (2016).

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