Bertha and Tillie find fun in doing just about everything together. But, sometimes Bertha is overwhelmed by the pressures of school, getting only A’s and competing with her friends for their attention. When Bertha’s cousin Penelope Mia decides to target her and make her feel small in many ways Bertha rebels. In Bertha Fights Back, find out what happens when she joins a gang and gets involved with the wrong kids. Learn about her tolerance and understanding program. Then read what happens when she goes to Dancing School, takes Ice Skating Lessons and Tillie goes to modeling school. Bertha and Tillie - Sisters Forever is filled with stories based on real life events experienced by the author and her sister, Marcia Joyce. The first half of the book is based on the author’s experiences as an educator in the NYC Public School System as a reading and writing Staff Developer and Dean.
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“As a career educator, Fran Lewis has keen insight into the hearts and minds of children. Beyond Fran’s professional service to children, she is personally dedicated to taking on the growing problem of bullying and abuse. Fran not only touches lives through her personal commitments, but reaches many more people through her writing, which both entertains and educates.”
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“…This book is an innocent slice of a young woman’s life and harkens back to an era when manners were king. Ms. Lewis crafted a piece of Americana for young women to read and reflect upon, similar to the American Girl series...”
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