Cyberbullying Book List
Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? [Paperback] by Thomas A. Jacobs J.D Grade 7 and up
Dear Bully : Seventy authors tell their stories / edited by Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall
Ages 13 and up
BUTLER, Dori Hillestad. The Truth About Truman School Albert Whitman. 2008. Grades 5-8. An online newspaper started by middle schoolers Zebby and Amr inadvertently sparks serious cyberbullying when anonymous posts attack a popular girl. The story is told from a variety of student perspectives and voices, and readers will find someone to identify with as it unfolds.
ELLIS, Deborah. We Want You to Know: Kids Talk About Bullying Coteau. 2010.
Grades 5 and up. True stories from young people between the ages of 9 and 19 provide a thought-provoking look at bullying as it happens in real life. Written in the first person, some with real names and photos, the stories are organized around perceived causes of bullying. Thoughtful questions to jump-start conversation appear at the end of each account.
EMERSON, Kevin. Carlos Is Gonna Get It Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Bks. 2008.
Grades 6-8. Seventh-grader Trina has mixed feelings about the “prank” that some of her peers are about to pull on Carlos, a special-needs student whose quirky behavior drives them all crazy. This thoughtful account encourages students to step up and do the right thing in the face of group pressure.
FOX, Debbie & Allan L. Beane. Good-Bye Bully Machine illus. by Debbie Fox. Free Spirit. 2009. Grades K-5 The authors compare bullying to being around a powerful and dangerous machine. They talk about how it makes one feel and why kids hurt others, and offer suggestions on how to “unplug” it. Full-page collage artwork, different fonts and type sizes, and an easy-to-read text make this a book of solid advice that is unintimidating and helpful.
VAN DRAANEN, Wendelin. Secret Identity illus. by Brian Biggs. (Shredderman Series). Knopf/Borzoi. 2004. Tr $12.95.
Grades 3-5 Wishing to expose the bullying behavior of a classmate, fifth-grader Nolan creates a secret identity and an anonymous website that has unintended consequences for himself and the bully. Reluctant readers will find much to enjoy in this first of a series about Shredderman and his efforts to make the world a better place. Audio version available from Live Oak Media.