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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 24
Themes: bullying, empathy, headscarf, Muslims
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2015
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Arriving at school, Rosie is dismayed to see the kids on the playground taunting her classmate Fadimata, who is Muslim and wears a headscarf. Rosie comes up with a plan. Rosie has a red cape she likes to wear, so she asks Fadimata if she would turn the cape into a headscarf for her. The other kids in their class don’t want to be left out, so they ask Fadimata to make them headscarves as well. The experience confirms Rosie's belief that if you tilt your head and look at things differently, you can see the world through someone else's eyes.

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This colourful and inspiring book will make a welcome addition to any home or school library.
Patricia Tilton, Children's Books Heal
Rosie is an optimistic, self-confident and strong role model for girls.... This is a great character book to use in the classroom. It addresses diversity, bullying, tolerance and the courage to do what is right.
CanLit for LittleCanadians
Rosemary McCarney gets the right and light tone for her books, ensuring that she never preaches but always enlightens. And the illustrations by Yvonne Cathcart… are bright and bold and resonant with movement, adding to the story’s surge to justice and resolution... This Rosie the Red series will be a welcome one for teachers and schools who are always looking for books to support important themes of diversity and social justice.
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
[Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red] places a clear emphasis on the power of social change through individual contributions, with special attention paid to the power of young girls. Rosie is a unique individual whose empathy outweighs the need to be included.
Readerly - The National Reading Campaign
Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red stars a charming diversity champion who will spearhead many discussions.
Winnipeg Free Press
Tilt Your Head Rosie the Red... accomplishes two often-irreconcilable outcomes: it's an enjoyable story and also teaches a good message.
The Midwest Book Review
Rosie's irrepressible gift for reaching out to a bullied child and making bullies rethink their harsh words carries a strong moral message about respect for others. Highly recommended.
ETFO Voice
[The Rosie the Red] series presents examples of real life experiences our students face. It can be embedded throughout the curriculum. The messages are terrific and are suited to children of all ages... This could be used to develop a school wide anti-bullying initiative and a commitment to social justice. You can integrate social justice, language, arts, drama, health, music and more. The possibilities are endless.

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