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April 19, 2021

The Strongest Boy

By Renee Irving Lee

Blurb:

Max believes he is the strongest boy in the world! He can do all sorts of tough tricks, like showing off his strong muscles, jumping off furniture, pushing people over and even breaking things. His cheeky pet bird, Bruce, tells him just how strong he is too. One day, they both go to a birthday part and Max thinks he is the strongest, mightiest, coolest kid there. But why was everyone mad at him?

Comments:

There is a lot of discussion about what it means to be strong, and The Strongest Boy does a fantastic job at explaining that strength is more than just strong muscles, pushing people over, and breaking things. It also looks at how easy it is for boys to have a little voice encouraging them to act this way.

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