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Stand up for something… don’t just deal with it!

My father and I were talking on the phone the other night… He suggested that I spearhead an effort, with my former students, that would lead to a sequel to DEAL WITH IT! Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women. Talk about telecommuting!!! I kind of groaned thinking that he wasn’t serious. But he was.

His idea was to write a book about standing up for what you believe in since you shouldn’t always just “deal with it.” Sometimes you have to take action and therefore he thought it might be a great idea to work with kids to write a book like that.

I threw the idea past some of The Extended Day Girls on Friday. They looked at me a little funny, as if to say, “you want to do this again?!?!?” I think I actually do, but not yet. I think I’d need them to step-forward to show me that they’re really, truly interested. And, this time, we’d have to use a regular publisher! (Anyone know of a literary agent to pitch this idea to and/or an editor who might be truly interested in this project?)

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.

2 thoughts on “Stand up for something… don’t just deal with it! Leave a comment

  1. I just ordered a copy of DEAL WITH IT. I teach some pretty deep thinking 6th graders. How would I go about publishing a book like you did?
    What is the cost? I am thinking of applying for a grant from our district for the undertaking.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


  2. I would love to read a companion book to DEAL WITH IT. What a great idea of your dad’s. If it doesn’t work with the exteded day girls, is it something you could orchestrate with your current students?


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