Noni Speaks Up

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Cote, Genevieve
By (author): Hartt-Sussman, Heather
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: February 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 24
Size: 8.75in x 8.88in x 0.38in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Noni always tries to do the right thing. But she doesn't know how to help her classmate Hector, who is constantly bullied for his name, his size and his giant glasses. Noni stands by silently, afraid that the kids will turn on her if she speaks up. Yet "doing nothing" doesn't feel very good. Will Noni be brave enough to take matters into her own hands?

Heather Hartt-Sussman's charming story, complemented by the playful, expressive illustrations of Geneviève Côté, is a heartwarming exploration of conquering fear and finding the courage to help others.
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR Noni Says No:

"The impressionistic illustrations perfectly convey Noni's emotions.... When Noni finally summons the courage to refuse her friend's request, Susie's reaction surprises her, but it is likely to reassure children who find themselves in a similar predicament. This book could generate good discussion about standing up for one's self and handling difficult relationships, including ways to establish and maintain friendships when everyone involved has a chance to react honestly and without fear." - School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR Noni Is Nervous:

"In Côté's charmingly loose crayon-and-watercolor illustrations, Noni's anxiety shows in her pink-cheeked face as she thinks about everything that could go wrong." - Editors' Choice, The New York Times

"A charming, seemingly simple book that gets right to the heart of the matter." - Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR Bob's Hungry Ghost by Geneviève Côté:

"[a] zany take on a ghost story.... In keeping with the hyperactive mood of the story, Côté's illustrations practically sail off the page." - The New York Times
Biographical NoteHeather Hartt-Sussman, born in Montreal, graduated from Brandeis University and attended the Sorbonne. She has been a copywriter for BCP in Montreal, a reporter for the Hollywood Reporter, editor-in-chief for international news for TV Guide in French Canada, where she was columnist of the popular "Heather Hartt in Hollywood" and host of E! Entertainment Television's The Gossip Show. She is author of the acclaimed picture books Nana's Getting Married, Here Comes Hortense! and Nana's Summer Surprise. Her first two books about Noni, Noni Says No and Noni Is Nervous, were both finalists for Ontario's Blue Spruce Award. Heather Hartt-Sussman lives in Toronto. Visit her website at The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.