Tired of being bullied and picked on, three seventh-grade outcasts join forces and, using scientific
methods and the power of a local area network (LAN), begin to create a new atmosphere at Parkland
A reminder that the worst bullying isn’t even always physical, Summers’s dark novel about climbing up the social ladder is a realistic look at the high school food chain. Centered on Regina Afton, once a member of the popular clique The Fearsome Five, Some Girls Are examines the power of being “frozen out” of a group and how girls use rumors and gossip to harm one of their own.
Volponi’s novel centers on a jock named Adonis who, along with his teammates, makes a game out of making fun of Alan, a new kid who wears lipstick and is part of the Fashion Club. But when the football team concocts a plan to truly humiliate Alan, Adonis isn’t sure he wants to be a part of it. Volponi, who’s taught teens on Rikers Island how to read and write, asks a big question with this book: Do you want to be the person who fits in with the crowd, or the one who stands up for what’s right?
This video weaves the testimonies and artifacts of Holocaust survivors with contemporary issues of bullying, bystanders, and world genocides. It serves as an introduction to the Holocaust and connects this history to our world today. Accompanied by Viewer's Guide in the Teacher Resources tab.
Run Time: 20 minutes
October is National Bullying Awareness Month. This online link takes you to the October 22, 2012 Publisher's Weekly article about bullying which includes an extensive bibliography of books for children, teens and educators about bullying.