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READER's GUIDE and RESOURCES
When a Bully is President:
Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times
View the Reader's Guide for the book, Community Project, and other resources below with additional materials added as they are created.
Reader's Guide for When a Bully is President:
Created by Maya, this guide gives adult readers some background and support to help kids on their journey through the book.
A Community Project inspired by the book, adaptable for a school or public event. The intent of the project is to create portraits of ourselves and when possible to share them with our community. Different portrait themes can be selected to respond directly to community needs. This is creative community ARTivism! (Feel free to share event photos or art with us through Facebook or Twitter)
Draw Yourself Handout
A downloadable handout of the drawing activity from the book for kids to play with drawing themselves and sharing how they feel, what they're good at and more.
Self-Portrait with Natural Self-Respect Handout
Another one of the activities from the book. A simple handout with frame and directions at the bottom for kids to draw their self-portraits.
Download the Self-Portrait Handout (505 KB)
Natural Respect Coloring Page
Coloring page from Maya's sketchbook with art from the book.
Be Your Own Witness/4 Statements Worksheet
A downloadable handout of the witnessing activity from the book for kids to learn how to witness themselves using the 4 statements.
State of the Union Video - Live Reading:
listen to Maya as she reads the book during the State of the Union on Jan 30, 2018.
Related Resources & Downloads:
Blog Posts from Maya discussing the Book:
learn more about how the book came to be, why Maya created it the way she did, and more.
I Remember I am Free:
a coloring page from another related resource, Coloring the Revolution #1 Coloring Book - 29 empowering images to color for all ages!
Claiming Face Curriculum:
Explore more in relation to building the powerful link between creativity and a sense of self with free downloads related to the Claiming Face curriculum.
I See Peace Curriculum:
A great companion to When a Bully is President, i see peace extends the practice of mindfulness and self-care into the every day.
Write Now! Make Books for Kids (of all ages!):
A free video series and downloadable 30 page packet geared toward kids for how to create story and art for their own book.