October is Bullying Prevention Month. All month long, Danville Public Library will be hosting programs for parents, teachers, and students about bullying. Check out the full schedule on our website. The list below includes fiction, picture books, and resources for parents and teachers.
Bully : an action plan for teachers and parents to combat the bullying crisis / edited by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen ; with Dina Santorelli.
A companion to the acclaimed film Bully, this book brings the story of the documentary beyond the closing credits, continuing the national conversation inspired by the film. Personal anecdotes from prominent antibullying activists and celebrities alongside essays from renowned experts, authors, government officials, and educators offer powerful insights, resources, and concrete steps to combat the bullying epidemic.
Tease Monster: A Book about Teasing vs. Bullying written by Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita DuFalla
When “One of a Kind” is laughed at by Purple One and called a name by Green One, is the Tease Monster to blame? This tale teaches readers the difference between friendly teasing and mean teasing, and why some teasing can have a negative bite if it’s meant to be hurtful and cause embarrassment.–Publisher.
I swear by Lane Davis
Who’s to blame when bullying leads to suicide? A gripping exploration of crucial importance seeks answers in and out of the courtroom. After years of abuse from her classmates, Leslie Gatlin decided she had no other options and took her own life. Now her abusers are dealing with the fallout. When Leslie’s parents file a wrongful death lawsuit against their daughter’s tormenters, the proceedings uncover the systematic cyber bullying and harassment that occurred. The ringleader of the accused girls maintains they are innocent. As the events leading up to her death unfold, it becomes clear that Leslie may have taken her own life, but her bullies took everything else. Told in alternating perspectives and through well-paced flashbacks, this timely novel sheds light on both the victims of bullying and the consequences bullies face.
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying by Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin
This book is designed to assist in identifying the warning signs of cyberbullying and prevent inappropriate behaviors. Cyberbullying is the intentional and repeated act of causing harm to others through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. The authors help educators understand the potential consequences of this deliberate behavior and present strategies for effective identification, prevention, and response. Focusing on the way technology can facilitate or magnify bullying behavior, this comprehensive resource offers information, guidelines, and resources to give students the protection they need. Written by leading experts, this groundbreaking book offers the voices of youth affected by or involved in real cyberbullying incidents.
Confessions of a former Bully by Trudy Ludwig, illustrations by Beth Adams
Nine-year-old Katie’s punishment for bullying classmates includes making up for the hurt she has caused, and so she decides to write a book about bullying, why it is not okay, and how to start being a better friend.
Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Bully doesn’t have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he’s been taught: Chicken! Slow poke! You stink! Seeger’s bold, graphic artwork, along with her spare but powerful words, make for a tender, hilarious, and thoughtful tale.
Sexual Harrassment and Bullying: a Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable by Susan L. Strauss
Despite headlines that label all harassment among youth as bullying, there is in fact a difference between sexual harassment and bullying. This book discusses the similarities and important differences between the two, offering firsthand accounts from victims and others involved in combating the activities that victimize students. It provides parents, youth advocates, scout leaders, and other concerned adults with practical steps to partner with schools to prevent and intervene on the behaviors to help keep kids safe. The book clearly identifies the steps to take to hold schools accountable when a student has been harassed or bullied, even when the school is not stopping the behavior. Providing examples throughout the work, Strauss helps readers become better acquainted with the various activities that constitute sexual harassment and bullying and what they can do to combat the problem.
Note: All book covers are from Google Images and all descriptions are from the SHARE Catalog.