Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes This is a wonderful story about a girl named Chrysanthemum who was made fun of in school because her name was "too long". The music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle, hears the other students picking on her one day and announced that she is named after a flower too (Delphinium) and that she is planning on naming her baby Chrysanthemum if it is a girl. Chrysanthemum feels better and finally realizes that she needed someone else besides her parents to defend her, to say they liked her name too. She also realized that she just needs to like herself for who she is. I love this book. Five stars.