Article Title

The Invisible Boy


Erica Sonzogni


Outstanding, Primary, Invisible, Feelings, Kindness, School, Boys, Classroom, Bullying, Exclusion, Inclusion

Document Type

Book Review


Brian, an elementary school boy, feels invisible in his classroom. The teacher spends a lot of time with the children who are having difficulties or who misbehave, which leaves Brian alone. Even the other children in the class ignore Brian until one day, a new student comes into the class. Justin eats authentic Korean food and the other students laugh at him. Brian quietly writes Justin a note to tell him that he finds his food delicious. Justin appreciates this act of kindness and the two become fast friends, and Brian does not feel invisible any longer.