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Children's literature can be an effective tool for addressing the growing concerns about physical, verbal, and relational bullying in schools. Though bullying has been traditionally dismissed by some as "just a part of growing up," most educators today understand that it is a pervasive problem with damaging effects on all members of the school community.

The use of literature to address bullying can benefit students of all ages by improving their ability to understand and cope with problems, helping them to develop personal and social judgment, and increasing social sensitivity, empathy, and respect for others.

This issue of Curriculum Connections provides educators with background about bullying in U.S. schools, an extensive bibliography of selected children's books that deal with bullying, and strategies for selecting literature that is appropriate and effective for classroom use. In addition, instructional activities are offered for a variety of books that can be used in kindergarten through high school to increase empathy and help students to respond constructively to bullying that that they observe or experience in their communities.





In This Issue
  • Using Children's Literature to Increase Empathy and Help Students Cope with Bullying
  • Annotated Bibliography of Children's Fiction on Bullying
  • Statistics and Studies on Bullying
Discussion Guides
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes (grades Pre K-1)
  • Say Something by Peggy Moss (grades 2-4)
  • Nothing Wrong with a Three-Legged Dog by Graham McNamee (grades 3-5)
  • The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm (grades 6-8)
  • The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake (grades 8 & up)
Extension Activities
  • Social Grouping Game
  • One Person, Many Roles
  • Being an Ally
  • Administer a Bullying Survey
  • Create an Online Forum
  • Sponsor a "Community Read"
  • Shades of Bias
  • Impressions
  • Seeing the World through Different Eyes
  • Using "Anchors" to Remain Grounded
Anti-Bias Study Guide
(Secondary Level)
Echoes and Reflections (Holocaust Curriculum)
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Recommended Multicultural and Anti-Bias Books for Children
A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE™ Programs and Resources
The Miller Early Childhood Initiative of A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute
Braun Holocaust Institute
Confronting Anti-Semitism
ADL Online Catalog: Resources for Classroom and Community






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