The Misfits Series


[A] timely, sensitive, laugh-out-loud must-read for all middle school students and teachers. This book is needed.
— Voice of Youth Advocates
A fast, funny, tender story that will touch readers.
— Booklist, starred review
A knockout, one of the best of the year.
— San Francisco Chronicle

No Name-Calling Week

No Name-Calling Week was inspired by the popular young adult novel The Misfits by James Howe. The No Name-Calling Week Coalition, created by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, organized an actual No Name-Calling Week in schools across the nation, which began in 2004. Since then, No Name-Calling Week has been adopted by schools everywhere and has grown into one of the largest bullying-prevention initiatives in the country.

To learn more about No Name-Calling Week, visit the Teachers & Parents page.