Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Patty Lovell (2001), G.P. Putnam's Sons
Molly Lou Melon is the shortest girl in the first grade, complete with buck teeth, a voice like a bullfrog, and serious clumsiness. While others might retreat from the world, Molly has taken her grandma’s advice to walk proudly, smile big, sing out, and believe in herself. When she moves away to a new school, she is confronted by a mean boy named Ronald but, with her confidence and audacity, she proves him wrong time and time again. In the end, she shows gratitude to her grandma for instilling these traits.