by Bebe Moore Campbell
Nikki loves to eat - she loves the taste of food, it makes her feel better when she's sad, and she can even vent her anger by pretending each crunchy chip is a mean boy. But Nikki's mama packs unhealthy food in her lunch and she gets called "Supersize" because she's fatter than the other kids. Nikki notices that her new teacher Mrs. Patterson is overweight too. When Mrs. Patterson has a health scare, it's a wake up call for both teacher and student. Soon the two of them are working together to get healthy. This is a beautifully and realistically told story of teamwork and gets the nutritional message across without preaching. Lush and colorful illustrations accompany the text.