Talking About Bullying
Bullying in its many forms is a serious problem students face worldwide. This title aims to empower those experiencing bullying by uniquely helping young readers understand the different perspectives of those involved. The explanatory text first defines bullying. Then it presents multiple scenarios in which bullying can take place, from physical harm to cyberbullying and a “friend's” mean actions. It even has guidance for unintentionally becoming a bully. Throughout the text, key ideas are emphasized with “Top Tips” and “Red Flag” fact boxes. Colorful illustrations show relatable fictional characters dealing with each situation—They provide first-person accounts of their conflicting viewpoints. Young readers are also challenged to think critically about the decisions each should make in their bullying scenario. Complete with a glossary of important terms and a list of additional resources and helplines, this valuable title promotes empathy and understanding to combat bullying in all of its forms.