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Below is a list of books, both fiction and nonfiction about bullying. All of these titles are found in our library. If you are experiencing harassment now or in the past; if you are a bully and don't know what the big deal is; if you are you being bullied by someone; if you just stand by and watch victimization happen and do nothing, there is a book on this list for you. Read and educate yourself!

At the bottom of this page are some Youtube videos about bullying. Listen and learn.


Fiction:
Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres
In Pittsburgh in 1933, sixth-grader Mike Costa notices a connection between several strange occurrences, but the only way he can find out the truth about what's happening is to be nice to the class bully. Includes historical facts

Really no big deal by Margaret Bechard
Seventh-grader Jonah Truman's main concerns are meeting girls and avoiding the class bully, until he and his friend Amanda start working as helpers at children's parties and his mother begins dating the principal of his school.

The Way by Joseph Bruchac
Cody LeBeau, who is fatherless and an Abenaki Indian, is the new kid at school and the new target for the bullies, but things begin to change when his uncle comes to town for a martial arts competition and he and Cody begin training together.

*The truth about Truman School by Dori Butler
Tired of being told what to write by the school newspaper's advisor, Zibby and her friend Amr start an underground newspaper online where everyone is free to post anything, but things spiral out of control when a cyberbully starts using the site to harass one popular girl

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
After winning a coveted spot on the high school cheerleading squad, sixteen-year-old newcomer, Jess Parker, is still treated as an "outsider" by the majority of the student body thanks to the harassment campaign led by the popular cheerleader she displaced.

Gifted by Beth Evangelista
Arrogant, mentally gifted George Clark has dreaded the eighth-grade class camping trip and its inevitable bullying, but a hurricane and a friend's loyalty make him realize what is important in life.

Stepping on the cracks by Mary Downing Hahn
In 1944, while her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret gets a new view of the school bully Gordy when she finds him hiding his own brother, an army deserter, and decides to help him.

Payback by James Heneghan
Thirteen-year old Charley Callaghan moves to Vancouver from Ireland and copes with bullies. When the bullies turn on Benny Mason and the situation turns tragic, Charley must deal with questions about his part in the events.

Schooled by Gordon Korman
After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is homeschooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies.

Freak by Marcella Pixley
Twelve-year-old Miriam, poetic, smart, and quirky, is considered a freak by the popular girls at her middle school, and she eventually explodes in response to their bullying, revealing an inner strength she did not know she had.

Bystander by James Preller
Thirteen-year-old Eric discovers there are consequences to not standing by and watching as the bully at his new school hurts people, but although school officials are aware of the problem, Eric may be the one with a solution.

Jump by Ginger Rue
A bullying, narcissistic high school junior discovers the transforming power of compassion when she literally "walks in someone else's shoes."

Nonfiction
I wrote on all four walls: teens speak out on violence
The explosive teenage years can make young people more prone to violence--and more vulnerable. This book collects the harrowing stories of nine contemporary teenagers who have witnessed, been the victim of, or instigated acts of violence--sometimes all three.

Mean chicks, cliques, and dirty tricks : a real girl's guide to getting through the day with smarts and style
A guide for coping with girls who are mean to other girls, using the words of teenagers to explore how the meanness can get started, forms it may take, and what can be done to stop it.

Cyberstalking: harassment in the internet age and how to protect your family
The author explains that cyberstalkers use technology to find out the most intimate personal information about their victims and then use that information in ways that can destroy the victims' lives. This is an extremely alarming book that focuses on the dark side of the Internet and makes it clear that we are all potential victims of cyberstalkers. Luckily, there are things we can do to protect ourselves; the text reviews what those things are and what can be done even after an individual has been targeted.

How to handle bullies, teasers, and other meanies
Provides information on what makes bullies and teasers tick, how to handle bullies, how to deal with prejudice, and how to defend one's self when being teased or insulted.