Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bystander by James Preller (and links to help talk with your child about bullying)

Bystander by James Preller
226 pages

Wonderful realistic book about standing up to bullies, finding your voice for the victim, not just being a bystander.

Here are some great links on talking with your child about bullying:

(from jacket cover)
Eric is the new kid in seventh grade. Griffin wants to be his friend. When you're new in town, its hard to know who to hang out with-and who to avoid. Griffin seems cool, confident, and popular.
But something isnt' right about Griffin. He always seems to be in the middle of bad things. And if Griffin doesn't like you, you'd better watch your back. There might be a target on it.
As Eric gets drawn deeper into Griffin's dark world, he begins to see the truth about Griffin: He's a liar, a bully, a thief. Eric wants to break away, do the right thing. But in one shocking moment, he goes from being a the bully's next victim.
I think the silver lining on the bullying that

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