The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Foster, is about a young girl who struggles with being gifted with the ability to float. Because of this gift, she is bullied. As Piper McCloud, the main character, watches a mother bird push her chick out of its nest to make it fly, she is inspired by the idea of flying. After learning to fly, she is recruited to a school of other gifted children. She learns from a boy, who is the smartest person on the earth, that the school is trying to take away their gifts. Together, the children work to take over the school.
In the article, Rewarding good behavior as a way to stop school bullying by Vikki Ortiz Healy, a middle school in Illinois hands out tokens to students who are spotted standing up to kids that are being picked on. The tokens can be redeemed for small prizes. The school board is trying to encourage standing up to bullying. The article relates to my chosen book because the main character is bullied by other children for being different. If this happened in the book, maybe Piper wouldn't have been picked on as much. If Piper wasn't bullied, she would have more confidence to do public things. In both the article and book, the authors are trying to teach children to accept differences in others.
In the video, "Can I Play?" by Robert Randall, some children exclude a kid and don't allow him to play basketball with the group. They also bully him by getting his clothes muddy. Later, one of the kids feels bad, and he asks to play with the bullied kid. Because the two looked like they were having a good time playing, the others joined until only the leader of the bullies remained. Angrily, he stormed out. This video and my book are related because in both someone is bullied. The book and video are also connected because Piper also asks to play in a game and she is picked last and feels left out. In both the video and book, the bullied kids feel left out and alone.