Literature: "CON-fidence" by Todd Strasser
These websites are related to the book “CON-fidence” by Todd Strasser. One website includes a videoclip of Strasser talking about his books. There are also links to the related themes of self-esteem and classroom elections. Includes a link to an eThemes resource on Character Education.
Read this review of the book from Todd Strasser's official website. Use the links to find out about the rest of his books and his life.
Scholastic: Todd Strasser's Biography
Read about this author's life. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Todd Strasser Interview
This is a video clip of an interview of Todd Strasser by a student. In the interview Strasser discusses several of his books, including "CON-fidence."
This website includes information about classroom elections and how popularity can effect the class election.
eThemes Resource: Character Education
These sites deal with character development in children. Read about character education in stories and do some class activities to teach children about making good choices. There is a printable pledge for students to sign. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on peer pressure.