Force is with her: 1st grader in Evanston, Ill. sparks nationwide Star Wars day

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  1. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    Tens of thousands of people promised to don "Star Wars" gear today in support of one of the movie's biggest fans: a first-grader who was bullied for bringing a "Star Wars" water bottle to school.

    Katie, a first-grader in Evanston, Ill., became discouraged from bringing her favorite water bottle to school after boys told her that "Star Wars" wasn't for girls.

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    But there was something about the "Star Wars" bottle that caused kids to tease the blond-haired girl mercilessly. So when her mom tried to convince her that it was OK to be a little different, Katie gave a heartbreaking response according to her mom's blog post.

    "I'm already different," she reportedly told her mom. "Nobody else in my class wears glasses or a patch, and nobody else was adopted. Now I'm even more different, because of my "Star Wars" water bottle."

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...s_nationwide_star_wars_day.html#ixzz17kf63FqL
     
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  3. sadyjade

    sadyjade "I'll follow you down til the sound of my voice wi

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    heading off to read the article .. but I'm LOVIN that so many are showing her support !!! Thanks, Daise!
     
  4. belimom

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    Oh I saw this yesterday! I read it, and then read the blog, and then read more of the blog... The story is AMAZING and the mom is a darn good writer.
     

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