Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope

Olivia gardner, a northern California teenager, was severely taunted and cyber-bullied by her classmates for more than two years. Letters to a bullied girl examines our national bullying epidemic from a variety of angles and perspectives, the Bullied, and includes practical guidance from bullying expert Barbara Coloroso, author of The Bully, and the Bystander.

The girls were so moved by Olivia's story that they initiated a letter-writing campaign to help lift her spirits. Though addressed to olivia, the letters speak to all young people who have been bullied, offer advice and hope to those who suffer, and provide a wake-up call to all who have ever been involved in bullying.

It was a tender gesture of solidarity that set off an overwhelming chain reaction of support, encouragement, and love. In letters to a bullied girl, olivia and the buder sisters share an inspiring selection of messages that arrived from across America—the personal, remorseful bullies, often painful remembrances of former targets, and sympathetic bystanders.

News of her bullying spread, eventually reaching two teenage girls from a neighboring town, sisters Emily and Sarah Buder.

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

For those working to support social and emotional learning and anti-bullying programs,  Dear Bully can help foster reflection and empathy. Stine, lauren kate, jon scieszka, kiersten white, Carolyn Mackler, Ellen Hopkins, Mo Willems, and many more contributed 70 heartfelt and empathetic stories from each corner of the schoolyard.

In addition, educators, and parents, Dear Bully includes resources for teens, and suggestions for further reading. L. Fear. Feelings. Bully. Don't miss this excellent catalyst for one-on-one and classroom discussionToday'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.

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Among the Hidden Shadow Children #1

Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Fear. In fact, luke has never had a friend. In a future where the population police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Luke has never been to school. Then, one day luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Feelings. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. He's lived his entire life in hiding, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, and now, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.

Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to? Bully. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight.