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Annotated Bibliography of Books by Category

Cyber Bullying

Level identifier in parentheses at end of descriptions
PB – picture book,
I – intermediate (most can be read to primary),
M – middle school,
H – high school.

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Dial/Penguin, 2012. Jay Nazzaro used to attend school, he was on the wrestling team, and he also has seizures. The last one happened at a pep rally when the wrestling team was called onto the gym floor and Jay had a major seizure. Every kid with a cell phone filmed it and sent it out. He switched from public schooling to home schooling and the Internet. Then someone threw acid into Nicole Caster's face when she came around the hallway at school and Jay becomes a teen sleuth. M/H

 

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The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2003. Russell, Elliot, and Catalina have nowhere to go for help with the harassment each is enduring, until they band together and tell their side on the school's KidNet. (M)

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New Blood by Peter McPhee. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2007. On his first day at school in Winnipeg, Callum's Scottish accent draws attention from the school's bully, Rick. When Rick throws Callum through the air, causing him to crash on a table in the hallway, the whole incident is captured on someone's cell phone who later posts it on a website. And that someone seems to follow Callum around. (M/H)

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Something To Blog About by Shana Norris. New York: Amulet Books/ Harry N. Abrams, 2008. Libby and her mom have a great relationship, and when her mom starts dating again, Libby's glad for her until she discovers her mother is dating the father of the girl who has bullied her since kindergarten. At a parents and daughters dinner at Libby's house, Angel slips into her bedroom and sends Libby's private blog to the entire tenth grade. (M/H)

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Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007. Taj and Johnny have been friends since before TAP.com, John's magical singing had brought attention in the music world. But now Johnny is missing and Taj realizes TAP.com isn't just an Internet fan club, it's almost a cult and kids are getting hurt.(H)

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Burn by Suzanne Phillips. New York: Hachette / Little, Brown, and Company, 2008. Cameron Grady, fourteen and in ninth grade, face a daily beating from the Red Jackets (letter jacket wearers) led by Rich Patterson. After he is stripped, taped, massaged into an erection, and photographed with a cell phone, the rage overtakes him, but an innocent student suffers.(H)

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Good Girls by Laura Ruby. Wendy Lamb Book/Random House, 2006. When Audrey realizes Luke DeSalvo is not good for her, she decides to end their relationship with “good-by oral sex.” She doesn’t know someone opens the door and takes a photo until it shows up on everyone’s cell phones and her parents’ email. (H)

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The Market by J.M. Steele. New York: Hyperion, 2008. Kate Winthrop isn't in the "Proud Crowd" and when she gets an invitation to a PC party, but when Gretchen Tanner, PC's Queen Bee and some of her circle see Kate their, they tell her to leave and call her "71." Kate discovers 71 is her ranking on The Market, a website that ranked all the girls in the senior class. Kate is a commoditiy whose stock can be bought and sold, and she decided to invest. (H)

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