The Invisible Boy

The Invisible Boy
Written by Trudy Ludwig, Illustrated by Patrice Barton

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

Primary Source Pairing:
This powerful story is about friendship and standing up for each other. The image of these girls playing comes from a Wikipedia Commons photo challenge with a theme of Children Playing. Check out the site for many more images that could be used alongside this text.

Questions for Discussion:

  • What is happening in this picture?
  • How do the girls feel? What visual evidence do you see to support your thinking?
  • What details do you notice?

Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Image of Children playing: Wikipedia Commons

For more valuable resources on social emotional topics and bullying prevention, visit author Trudy Ludwig’s website.