The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

The Invisible Boy is about a
boy named Brian. Nobody
ever seemed to notice him
or think to include him
in their group, game, or
birthday party…until, that
is, a new kid comes to class.
When Justin, the new boy,
arrives, Brian is the first to
make him feel welcome. And
when Brian and Justin team
up to work on a class project
together, Brian finds a way
to shine.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Have you ever tried to
    join a group, game or activity and the other kids wouldn’t let you? If yes,
    how did that make you feel?
  2. At lunchtime, all the kids were talking about the party that Brian wasn’t
    invited to. Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation as Brian,
    with kids talking about the fun things they’ve done with each other in
    front of you and you weren’t included or invited? If yes, how did that
    make you feel?
  3. What do you think is worse, being laughed at or feeling invisible? Why?

On chart paper, brainstorm things you can do to make others feel valued
and appreciated. Keep the chart visible, so you can refer to it as needed.