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Emily Breaks Free

Set along Boston's historic Freedom Trail, this is a story of a dog named Emily who learns techniques on how to respond to a bully

Follow Boston's Freedom trail and witness a small revolution against a big bully. Emily is a nice, playful little dog. So why would she join forces with a big bully like Spike? Even Emily can't answer that question. It`s true that Spike makes Emily laugh, in spite of herself, and he is fun — in a way. Emily feels flattered that Spike asks her to tag along with him. But when Spike begins to tease a fluffy outsider named Cotton, Emily's feelings become confused. Just when Emily is wondering how to make things right, a bewhiskered terrier named Emerson saunters onto the scene and shows Emily how to break free of Spike. This compelling story unfolds along the Freedom Trail™, Boston's famous walking tour of historic sites from the Revolutionary era. These scenes of the colonists' struggle for independence from Britain are a perfect backdrop for Emily's struggle to free herself from Spike's tyrannical ways! 

Emily Breaks Free will help you:

  • Address problems of bullying
  • Suggest techniques for responding to a bully
  • Explore the sights of historic Boston, Massachusetts
  • Introduce information about our canine friends

"Emily Breaks Free is unique because it is the only book I found for children while researching children's literature for our professional book that provides a glimpse into all four roles of a bullying situation."- Reba Wadsworth, Author, Bullying HURTS: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations.

 Author: Linda Talley

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Learning to address the problem of bullying in a non-threatening context.

Age Group: Grades K-4

bullying, Boston, Freedom Trail, Emily Breaks Free, Reba Wadsworth

SexNo sexual references
LanguageNo bad language
ViolenceNo violence
DrugsNo drug use or references
NudityNo Nudity
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