Kamyla Chung loves school! Then one day everything changes when a classmate named Nikita begins to disrupt the classroom. Kamyla grows anxious about Nikita’s hurtful behavior. It’s hard to learn and have fun in school with Nikita constantly misbehaving.
One day the two girls have an argument and Kamyla gets hurt. Afterwards, Kamyla learns of Nikita’s own struggles. Saddened by the unfortunate news, Kamyla rises to the challenge to help her troubled classmate.
Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully is the second installment in the Kamyla Chung Series. Drawing on my experiences as an educator, I am striving to write books about difficult issues children face everyday and help prompt some solutions.
On A Personal Note:
This newest installment to the series deals with two very sensitive social topics–bullying and child abuse. Sadly, during my career, I taught students suffering from both of these types of situations. In order for us to deal with these issues as a society we need to discuss them with our children. They need to learn how to advocate for themselves when they are being mistreated, by adults and children alike.
In the book, Danh Tran and I show the harmful effects of bullying from both sides. Over the years, many children in my classroom who’d been hit or teased by a troubled classmate would say what Kamyla says in the book, “I didn’t even do anything to them.”
The children would be so confused. They couldn’t understand why someone would hit them for no reason.