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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Elizabeth Street

THE BULLIES OF BOOKS

The Bullies of Books

Stories to teach your children about bullying

Bullies are a bit of a hot topic right now. While adults once brushed off hostile schoolyard interactions as a normal part of childhood, we're now beginning to realize the gravity of these situations. Bullying can lead to serious anxiety and depression, not to mention long-term behavioral problems that last well into adulthood. To educate my children (and myself), I searched for books that examined a range of bullying behavior. Hopefully, after a few trips to the library, my children will have a better understanding of the complicated roles bullies can play and find themselves more prepared to overcome the challenge should they find themselves in a situation. —Sharon Beesley


The List

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkers
Big Bad Bruce by Bill Peet
Blubber by Judy Blume
Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Inside out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig
Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig
Carla's Sandwich by Debbie Herman 
Amelia's Bully Survival Guide by Marissa Moss