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Dignity Rocks!: I Feel Like Nobody When... I Feel Like Somebody When
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  • Paperback
  • Mar.03.2008
  • 9781600050978

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Stephanie Heuer was inspired to create the Somebody/Nobody book after attending a Human Dignity conference in Paris, in 2004. She was technology instructor at a elementary school and had witness the how difficult school life can be for some of the students, the negative and positive interactions, as well as how schools deal with difficult scenarios. She created a book that is applicable for opening up discussions of dignity, self-respect, and other sometimes difficult topics to express for children. It gives children a safe and healthy voice to express their world, their conflicts, and how they interact with those around them. This book came as a result of asking kids to finish the statements below. The feedback was simple, but poignant. The  students from many grade levels (from 3-5) participated eagerly and the results moved her to tears when she first reviewed...
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Stephanie Heuer was inspired to create the Somebody/Nobody book after attending a Human Dignity conference in Paris, in 2004. She was technology instructor at a elementary school and had witness the how difficult school life can be for some of the students, the negative and positive interactions, as well as how schools deal with difficult scenarios. She created a book that is applicable for opening up discussions of dignity, self-respect, and other sometimes difficult topics to express for children. It gives children a safe and healthy voice to express their world, their conflicts, and how they interact with those around them.

This book came as a result of asking kids to finish the statements below. The feedback was simple, but poignant. The  students from many grade levels (from 3-5) participated eagerly and the results moved her to tears when she first reviewed the numerous responses to:

  • I Feel like nobody when.
  • I Feel like somebody when.

The responses you read in this book are what the kids had to say about that feeling we get when we are not included, alienated, bullied, not listened too, or simply ignored. It also says allot about how complete and great we feel when people recognize our efforts, listen to our stories, and show their concern for our well being.

This book is for everyone, old, young, teachers, parents, kids, friends, everyone. Make your own Somebody/Nobody book and let us know how it opens up discussions on dignity in your world.

Dignity matters! Dignity counts, in all of us. Our organization Dignity Rocks! is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of everyone's dignity, and we mean everyone!

From the Dignity Rocks! Team

About the Author
Stephanie Heuer has been a global traveling citizen, having lived in the Tokyo, Norway, Bonaire, Grand Cayman and the US. She has been an educator in Computer Technology for elementary school children, a teacher of Egyptian Dance in Norway, a VP of Marketing for a Norwegian software company, seminar speaker at high schools on human rights, and currently is a College and Career advisor her daughter's school. She is dedicated first and foremost, to the betterment of children's lives through educational opportunities and avoiding bad choices. She is a member of several organizations including; Women for Women International, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Organization, and the World Centers of Compassion For Children International.

She is currently working on her next book for teens, a collection of feedback on the somebody/nobody dynamic that she has assembled over the past few years in her field work at schools. 

 

 

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I feel like nobody when my parents fight. It scares me.

I feel like somebody when it is sunny and I get to stay up late.

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This book is excellent for parents, and educators to open up discussions on bullying, relational aggression, being 'othered' or nobodied. It has a implementation suggestion in the back of the book which helps discuss the scenarios in relationship to lifeskills.

About Stephanie

I first began my journey creating my children's book in 2004, at a peace conference in Paris for the HumanDignity and Humiliation studies global network. It was there that I met and was inspired by the work of Dr. Robert Fuller, the author of the Somebody/Nobody, Abuse of...

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Published Reviews

Mar.05.2010

Dignity is often defined as the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect. Self-esteem, self-regard and self-respect are all values that every child and adult should bestow upon themselves and others....