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It’s National Bullying Prevention Awareness month and the best way to bring awareness to this very big problem is to provide a booklist to get everyone started. Let’s take active steps to banish bullying for good.
National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Center for Bullying Prevention. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Traditionally held the first week in October, the event was expanded in 2010 to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month.
PACER developed the initial campaign National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week in response to the need to raise awareness of bullying, as it was historically viewed “a childhood rite of passage” and believed that bullying “made kids tougher”, when the reality is that bullying has devastating effects such as school avoidance, loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety, and depression. PACER reached out to the community through partnerships with education based organizations such as National PTA, American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association to provide schools, parents and students with resources to respond to bullying behavior and to begin the shift of societal acceptance of bullying to social change of addressing the issue through education and support.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
One by Kathryn Otoshi
Billy Bully: A school-yard Counting Tale, Illustrated by Steven Simpson
Cinderelephant by Emma Dodd
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ,Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
The Bully Blockers Club by Teresa Bateman, Illustrated by Jackie Rrbanovic
Bully Trouble by Joanna Cole, Illustrated by Marilyn Hafner
Bye Bye, Big Bad Bullybug by Ed Emberley
Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell, Illustrated by David Catrow
Trouble in the Barker’s Class by Tomie dePaola
Bully by Patricia Polacco
Bird Child by Nan Forler
Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
Poison Ivy by Amy Goldman Koss
The Bully from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler, Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
Jake Drake, Bully Buster by Andrew Clements, Illustrated by Amanda Harvey, Janet Pedersen
The Loser List Book #1 by H.N. Kowitt
The New Girl: Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Bobby the Brave by Lisa Yee, Illustrated by Dan Santat
Super Emma by Sally Warner Illustrated by Jamie Harper
Shredderman: Secret identity by Wendelin Van Draanen, Illustrated by Brain Biggs
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Confessions of a so called Middle Child by Maria Lennon
Watch out Hollywood: More Confessions of a so called Middle Child by Maria Lennon
wonder by R.J. Palacio
Freaks by Kieran Larwood
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
The Truth about Truman School by Dori Hillestad Butler
Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt
What books would you suggest we add to our Banish Bullying Booklist? Share in the comments below!
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