"This is one of the best of the recent books for discussion about teasing; its direct, first-person narrative and informal portraits bring close classroom, hallway, and schoolyard scenarios for kids and adults to talk about."
Booklist, September 2004
"The message is absolutely essential.... [Say Something] sees bullying through the eyes of a sensitive but silent child who learns that her small voice can make a difference.
"Kid Lit to Crow About," Maine Sunday Telegram,
July 4, 2004
"The book is an excellent resource, written with clarity, sensitivity and directness."
Black Issues Book Review, September-October 2004
Say Something "set[s] the stage for important dialogue about this universal and ageless issue."
The School Library Journal, September, 2004
Say Something has been Selected as a "Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, 2005" by the National Council for the Social Studies, for inclusion in its fully annotated, illustrated bibliography which will appear in the May/June issue of SOCIAL EDUCATION.
Listed by Teaching Tolerance among its TEACHING TOOLS, "Reviews of the best multicultural books, films, posters and CDs available," Spring, 2005 issue.
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and Founder of Operation Respect/Don't Laugh at Me, has written of Say Something: "Bullying is frequently enabled by the bystander who says, It's not my responsibility, 'What could I do?' "I didn’t know." Written with sensitivity, appropriate directness, and astute caveats, Say Something provides a critical alert for children and parents alike with an early, important lesson in civic responsibility."
According to Ellen Hofheimer Bettman, Co-author of Hate Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice, Say Something provides parents and teachers … "a wonderful new resource to help children make their way in the world as caring, responsible citizens."
Featured new item, Teaching For Change Catalog, Fall/Winter, 2004
Included in CCBC Choices 2005, the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children's Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Words that Heal, Using Children's Literature To Address Bullying.