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Dear bully : seventy authors tell their stories /

Dear bully : seventy authors tell their stories /
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A timely and moving collection of personal stories about bullying from authors as varied as Lauren Kate, Jon Scieszka, Alyson Nöel, Lauren Oliver, Mo Willems and many others. Simultaneous.
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YA 302.3 Dear CP Due May 6 2014
YA 302.3 Dear DE In at DE (Library Express at Discovery Village)
YA 302.3 Dear DR In at DR (Deer Run)
YA 302.3 Dear MK In at MK (Middendorf-Kredell)
YA 302.3 Dear MY Due Apr 23 2014
YA 302.3 Dear SC In at SC (South County)
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YA 302.3 Dear SP In at SP (Spencer Road)


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Control No. 796200
LCCN 2011010166
ISBN 9780062060983 (tr. bdg.)
ISBN 0062060988 (tr. bdg.)
ISBN 9780062060976 (pbk. bdg.)
ISBN 006206097X (pbk. bdg.)
Title Dear bully : -- seventy authors tell their stories / -- edited by Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall.
Edition Statement 1st ed.
Publisher Information New York, NY : -- HarperTeen, -- c2011.
Physical Description 369 p. ; -- 22 cm.
Formatted Contents Note Dear bully / by Laurie Faria Stolarz -- Love letter to my bully / by Tonya Hurley -- Dear Audrey / by Courtney Sheinmel -- Slammed / by Marlene Perez -- My apology / by Marina Cohen -- Dear Samantha / by Kieran Scott -- Stench / by Jon Scieszka -- What I wanted to tell you / by Melissa Schorr -- Subtle bullying / by Rachel Vail -- Hiding me / by R. A. Nelson -- Midsummer's nightmare / by Holly Cupala -- Bffbott.com / by Lisa McMann -- The innocent bully / by Linda Gerber -- The secret / by Heather Brewer -- The funny guy / by R. L. Stine -- A list / by Micol Ostow -- There's a light / by Saundra Mitchell -- The soundtrack to my survival / by Stephanie Kuehnert -- If mean froze / by Carrie Jones -- Abuse / by Lucienne Diver -- The boy who won't leave me alone / by A. S. King -- That deep alone / by Lise Haines -- Break my heart / by Megan Kelley Hall -- End of the world / by Jessica Brody -- Girl wars / by Crissa-Jean Chappell -- The curtain / by Deborah Kerbel -- The eulogy of Iv
Subject Bullying United States Young adult
Subject School discipline United States Young adult
Subject - Local Young adult literature
Subject - Local Young adult
Alternate Author Kelley Hall Megan




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Annotation 1 A timely and moving collection of personal stories about bullying from authors as varied as Lauren Kate, Jon Scieszka, Alyson Nöel, Lauren Oliver, Mo Willems and many others. Simultaneous.

Annotation 2

Today's top authors for teens and young people come together to share their stories about bullying—as bystanders, as victims, and as the bullies themselves—in this moving and deeply personal collection. Lauren Oliver, R. L. Stine, Ellen Hopkins, Carolyn Mackler, Kiersten White, Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, Lauren Kate, and many more contributed 70 heartfelt and empathetic stories from each corner of the schoolyard. In addition, Dear Bully includes resources for teens, educators, and parents, and suggestions for further reading.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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 reviews (5)


Booklist Reviews 2011 July #1
In brief, true stories about bullying victims, perpetrators, and bystanders, 70 children's authors look back at what was often the hell of growing up, especially in junior high. In addition to the painful accounts of victims are stories about perpetrators that describe with candid honesty the rush of behaving badly. Many entries detail the guilt of the bystander who did nothing ("I watched. . . . I was quiet"). Jon Sczieska feels guilty about having been part of the "no-think group brain" in fifth grade, and coeditor Jones writes in free verse about being bullied for her speech defect before she grew up to lead a successful adult life. For many, "I wish I had . . ." sums up their messages of regret. A few stories have a heavy-handed tone, but readers probably won't mind. With authority often turning a blind eye and cyber-bullying rampant, this timely collection is an excellent resource, especially for group discussion, and the appended, annotated list of websites and further reading extends its usefulness. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
By sharing their experiences about having been bullied, YA and children's book authors, including Lisa Yee, Jon Scieszka, Nancy Garden, and R. L. Stine, offer young people the hope--and proof--that things do get better. Empathetic and honest, humorous and heartbreaking, these stories, poems, letters, and cartoons cover a wide spectrum of bullying--a range as broad and different as the list of contributors itself.

Kirkus Reviews 2011 July #1

Seventy authors for children and young adults talk of their relationship to bullying in lists, free verse and comics but primarily in bland prose.

In uber-short pieces, the authors tell of having been bullies, bullied or bystanders. The individual pieces are too short, at about four pages each, to be compelling in their own right, and it's doubtful that even the biggest Nancy Werlin, R.L. Stine or Carrie Ryan fan will make it all the way through this collection. For professionals looking for teaching tools, however, it offers multiple interpretations of bullying from which to draw. Cecil Castellucci's minicomic illustrates Castellucci taking control of her group's seeming powerlessness over the shifting nature of bullies and bullied. Aprilynne Pike asserts that most children—and adults—don't realize they are bullies. Only a few authors discuss having been bullies themselves, and almost none raises the potentially tragic consequences that have made bullying of such immediate concern in schools. The myriad perspectives mean that an interceding adult can choose the appropriate piece for the appropriate teen; depending on the situation, a piece of advice (such as Lara Zeises' suggestion that one should not let oneself be bothered by mean behavior) could range from dangerously impotent to exactly what an individual victim or perpetrator needs to hear.

A potentially useful resource for counselors and teachers. (Nonfiction. 12-17)

Copyright Kirkus 2011 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

PW Reviews 2011 August #1

This well-meaning anthology sprang from a Facebook page created by YA novelists Hall and Jones in response to the bullying and subsequent suicide of 15-year-old Massachusetts student Phoebe Prince in January 2010. Hoping to connect with teens suffering from abuse, 70 writers, including Alyson Noël, Carrie Ryan, Jon Scieszka, Mo Willems, and Lisa Yee, share short stories, poems, and essays that look at bullying from every angle. Heather Brewer recounts her pain at repeated jeers she received about family tragedies that ought to have inspired sympathy. R.L. Stine reveals how being a "funny guy" got him into trouble with bullies (but also out of it). Multiple authors express regret over failing to act while someone else was bullied; ineffectual guidance from adults ("just ignore it") is another refrain. It's not necessary (or perhaps even healthy) to read the entire anthology—there's a sameness to the stories that actually diminishes their power—to understand how widespread a problem bullying is. A companion Web site (www.dearbully.com) offers additional author submissions and resources. A portion of the book's proceeds will benefit a national antibullying organization. Ages 12–up. (Sept.)

[Page ]. Copyright 2011 PWxyz LLC

SLJ Reviews 2011 August

Gr 9 Up—This is a powerful addition to the growing collection of materials that deal with this pervasive issue. Young adult and children's authors have stepped up and shared their own experiences. The stories, poems, letters, and comics are as different as they are alike; feelings of powerlessness, lack of support, and the sheer invisibility that they felt are themes that run throughout the selections, and yet each one is unique and moving. Many contributors talk about how writing became an escape from their pain and provided fuel for their creativity. Loners and misfits, popular kids, artsy types, you name it, they are here in these pages. Some are still raw from their experiences, many tell how they have moved on, and most writers assure readers that life does get better, that there is always something to look forward to. All of these stories feel authentic and honest, and readers will find a story or a person to identify with, to look to for comfort or guidance. As educators, parents, physicians, politicians, and children themselves struggle to address the issue of bullying in schools, in cyberspace, on playgrounds, or wherever, the power of real people telling real happenings about real issues is a valuable tool to wield. With some profanity and frank mentions of drinking, drugs, etc., this anthology is best for high school collections, though many of the individual stories would be excellent for middle schoolers.—Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

[Page 128]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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