Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 2015: National Bullying Prevention Month

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Be Aware: Learn About It, Read About It, Think About It, Talk About It
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we've been rounding up titles of great books that speak to the subject and which may help open a kid-to-kid -- or a much larger family or community conversation. A quick list of suggested titles about this tough subject follows, with direct and more nuanced titles recommended for later elementary and early middle school grade readers and their families.

Books for Later Elementary and Early Middle School Grades
Cyber Bullying by Nick Hunter • Wonder by R.J. Palacio • Jake & Lily by Jerry Spinelli • Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel  Blubber by Judy Blume • The Truth About Truman School by Dori Hillstad Butler

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai • Where I Belong by Mary Downing Hahn • Set the Record Straight by Rachel Wise • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen • The Survival Guide to Bullying by Aija Mayrock • Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale • Bully on Campus & Online by Kim Etingoff • Chrissa by Mary Casanova • Hot Hand by Mike Lupica • I'm Even Funnier: a Middle School Story by James Patterson • Max Quigley: Technically Not a Bully by James Roy

Later This Week During National Bullying Prevention Month, 2015: 
Books for Young Adults