Bravely Battle Brace-ism by Debbie Dunn was written to benefit a young friend who had a case of nerves of getting braces and being bullied (aka experiencing Brace-ism). I hope this book will help all young people bravely battle Brace-ism.
Book DescriptionWhen Sarah discovered that she was going to have to enter the seventh grade wearing braces, she wondered, “How will I handle it when people taunt me with brace-ist remarks? Will I manage to feel empowered or belittled?”
Three other rising seventh graders wondered the very same thing. All four of them spent the summer preparing.
When the school year began, they joined forces and interchanged multiple humorous and clever retorts. Before long, they found themselves relishing the opportunity to trailblaze numerous ways to triumph over toxic Brace-ism.
Should your preteen and teen have to also wear braces, they, too, will learn multiple ways to successfully challenge Brace-ism. You may even wish to donate an extra copy to your orthodontist and school library.