""I'm really smart at building the right kind of wall. And I'm really smart at not building the wrong kind of wall. At first I wasn't, but then I learned." When Ella is bullied by Brody Koski, she wants nothing more than to beat him in a fight. But Ella learns something: the strongest and smartest people don't start fights, they stop fights. As Ella learns to build the right kind of wall against bullies, she also realizes that some walls have to come down. Ella Builds a Wall tells an engaging story of schoolyard bullying, karate lessons, and friendship.