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Discover a Compelling Tale of Empowerment and Inclusivity in MaryAnn Milton Butterfield’s Latest Book “Don’t Call Me That!”

In a world where kindness and understanding are needed more than ever, author MaryAnn Milton Butterfield boldly addresses bullying and discrimination in her latest elementary-grade novel.

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MaryAnn Milton Butterfield’s book is more than just words on pages—it’s a catalyst for change, a source of inspiration, and a beacon of hope for a world that desperately needs it.

MaryAnn Milton Butterfield’s children’s fiction “Don’t Call Me That! My Name is Michael” is a heartwarming and thought-provoking book that transforms how readers perceive differences and empowers young minds to embrace inclusivity.

Butterfield’s narrative centers on a young Asian student who confronts racism and bullying both within and beyond the schoolyard. Michael, a child who is perceived as “different” due to his skin color and eye shape, is at the heart of the story. In a society where even the playground can become a battleground, Butterfield masterfully delves into the complexities of childhood dynamics.

“Don’t Call Me That! My Name is Michael” isn’t just another children’s book; it’s a powerful tool for fostering inclusivity and empathy from an early age. The book encourages young readers to differentiate between positive and negative behavior through its engaging narrative and relatable characters. It also emphasizes the importance of reporting fears without the stigma of being labeled a “tattletale.”

One of the most remarkable highlights of this book is the glowing Kirkus Reviews it has received. Kirkus Reviews praises Butterfield’s approach in their review:

Butterfield’s short chapters and accompanying color illustrations make this book accessible to younger elementary schoolers. This book is a model for anti-bullying behavior of debatable utility in the elementary classroom.”

This remarkable endorsement from the book review publication underscores the book’s relevance and accessibility to a wide age range, cementing its place as an invaluable resource for educators, parents, and young readers alike.

MaryAnn Milton Butterfield’s “Don’t Call Me That! My Name is Michael” is a compelling work that transcends traditional children’s book boundaries. It’s a call to action for a more inclusive and compassionate society, starting with the youngest members.

Get a copy of “Don’t Call Me That!: My Name is Michael” by MaryAnn Milton Butterfield on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ReadersMagnet Bookstore. Learn more about the author and her works at

“Don’t Call Me That!: My Name is Michael”
Author |
MaryAnn Milton Butterfield
Genre | Children’s Fiction
Publisher | ReadersMagnet LLC
Published date | August 11, 2023


MaryAnn Milton Butterfield uses her experiences in child development to craft a book that appeals to readers of all levels. A chance encounter with a distressed child led her to write, “Don’t Call Me That!” Previously a non-fiction writer, she honed her writing for children at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and applied this knowledge in this exciting story to help children understand social behaviors that will aid them in developing relationships—a skill that will serve them well in life. Butterfield resides with her husband, Bob, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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