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Let's Talk About Bullying - Kids

    My Friend Maggie

    My Friend Maggie - Hannah E. Harrison

    Paula and Maggie are best friends until Paula starts playing with some new friends instead, but when her new playmates turn on her, it's Maggie who rushes to Paula's defense.

    PICTURE BOOK Harrison, H.
    The Fall

    The Fall - James Preller

    In writing in his journal about middle school classmate Morgan Mallen's suicide from bullying, Sam explores whether he was a friend, or one of the bullies who ignored her at school and tormented her online.


    Tough! - Erin Frankel

    Told from the bully's perspective, Sam doesn't feel she is bullying people, until she realizes that the others think she is mean.

    CHILDREN 302.343 F829t 2012
    Clara is Left Out

    Clara is Left Out - Kerry Dinmont

    Introduces readers to Clara and how she experiences a day of feeling left out. Discusses bullying and reasons for being kind. Additional features to aid comprehension include vivid photographs, Common Core questions and activities, a phonetic glossary, and sources for further research.

    EASY READER 1 302.343 D585 2018
    Wolf Hollow

    Wolf Hollow - Lauren Wolk

    Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.

    Gabe & Izzy: Standing Up for America's Bullies

    Gabe & Izzy: Standing Up for America's Bullies - Gabrielle Ford with Sarah Thomson

    Relates the author's personal experiences with bullying, describing how she was harassed as a child because of her degenerative muscle disease and eventually appeared with her similarly disabled dog, Izzy, on Animal Planet before launching a public speaking career.

    CHILDREN 371.58 F699 2014
    How to Deal with Teasing

    How to Deal with Teasing - Julie Fiedler

    CHILDREN 302.3 F452 2007
    Garvey's Choice

    Garvey's Choice - Nikki Grimes

    Garveys father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, readinganything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garveys life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant fatherby speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.


    Janine - Maryann Cocca-Leffler

    Janine is one of a kind. She focuses on the positive while navigating life with disabilities. She makes a difference just by being herself.

    PICTURE BOOK Cocca-Leffler, M.
    Jake and Lily

    Jake and Lily - Jerry Spinelli

    Jake and Lily are twins and have always felt the same--like two halves of one person--but the year they turn eleven and Jake begins hanging out with Bump Stubbins, everything changes.

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