A Bad Case of Stripes is about Camilla Cream. Camilla loves lima beans, but doesn't want to eat them because her peers do not like them. Throughout the book, she gets some crazy symptoms from not eating the lima beans and learns that it is perfectly ok to like what you like and be yourself.
This would be a great book for bringing up conversations about our differences in likes and dislikes. I think this would be a great to transition to a writing activity about something that each individual student likes that others might not like, just like Camilla likes lima beans, but others don't.
Lexile Level - AD540
(AD: Adult Directed, a book typically read to students)