February 26, 2013

Anti-Bullying Reads in #youngCanLit

February 27 is marked as Anti-Bullying Day or Pink Shirt Day to commemorate the day two Nova Scotian teens organized friends and schoolmates to wear pink to stand up for a younger boy who had been bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt to school the day before.  Hearing the news of the boy being called a homosexual and threatened with harm, Travis Price and David Shephard of Cambridge, Nova Scotia took to the store and the Internet to create a "sea of pink" as a show of support for the boy against bullying.  It's been six years since that day in 2007 and the tragedy of bullying is still with us: in our schools, in our workplaces, in the public, and on the Internet.  Do your bit to stand up to bullying with these #youngCanLit reads and

PICTURE BOOKS

Bird Child
by Nan Forler
Illustrated by Francois Thisdale
32 Pages
Ages 5-8
2009

 




Franklin is Bossy
by Paulette Bourgeois

Illustrated by Brenda Clark
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2011





Give Maggie a Chance
by Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 5-7
2002





I Like Who I Am
by Tara White
Illustrated by Lee Claremont
Theytus Books
40 pp.
Ages 7-11

2007
A Man Called Raven
by Richard Van Camp
Illustrated by George Littlechild
Children's Book Press
32 pp.
Ages 7+
1997 







The Tale of Sir Dragon: Dealing with Bullies for Kids (and Dragons)
by Jean E. Pendziwol
Illustrated by Martine Gourbault
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-9

2007 




You're Mean, Lily Jean
by Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Scholastic Canada
30 pp.
Ages 5-8
2009 




FICTION

Addison Addley and the Things That Aren't There
by Melody DeFields McMillan
Orca Book Publishers
83 pp.
Ages 8-12
2008


All-Season Edie
by Annabel Lyon
Orca Book Publishers
179 pp.
Ages 9-12
2008
Better than Weird
by Anna Kerz
Orca Book Publishers
217 pp.
Ages 8-12
2011

 





Blob
by Frieda Wishinsky
Orca Book Publishers
98 pp.Ages 10-14
2010

 





Burn
by Alma Fullerton
Dancing Cats Books/Cormorant
255 pp.
Ages 10-13
2010
Darkest Light
by Hiromi Goto
Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Razorbill (Penguin Group)
327 pp.
Ages 12-15
2012





Death in the Air (The Boy Sherlock Holmes)
by Shane Peacock

Tundra Books
254 pp.
Ages 10-14
2008
Egghead
by Caroline Pignat

Red Deer Press
173 pp.
Ages 11-14
2008

 





Feather Brain
by Maureen Bush

Orca Book Publishers
136 pp.
Ages 8-11
2008
Fight for Justice
by Lori Saigeon
Coteau Books
102 pp.

Ages 9-13
2009

 




The Ghost Horse of Meadow Green 
by Anne Louise MacDonald
Kids Can Press
207 pp.
Ages 9+
2005 

Girl on the Other Side
by Deborah Kerbel
Dundurn
140 pp.
Ages 12-15
2009   
Home Truths
by Jill MacLean
Dancing Cat Books
282 pp.
Ages 11-14
2010

 





How to Be a Friend
by Nancy Wilcox Richards

Illustrated by Annabelle Métayer
Scholastic Canada
91 pp.
Ages 7-9

2011

 



How to Handle a Bully
by Nancy Wilcox Richards
Illustrated by David Sourwine
Scholastic Canada
92 pp.
Ages 7-9
2010

 

How to Outplay a Bully
by Nancy Wilcox Richards
Illustrations by David Sourwine
Scholastic
102 pp.
Ages 7-9
2008

 




How to Tame a Bully
by Nancy Wilcox Richards
Illustrated by Drazen Kozjan
Scholastic Canada
75 pp.
Ages 6-9
2006

 

Impossible Things
by Robin Stevenson

Orca Book Publishers
185 pp.
Ages 10-13
2008 

 





Into The Ravine
by Richard Scrimger 

Tundra Books
258 pp.
Ages 11-14
2007

 




Leaving Fletchville
by René Schmidt

Orca Book Publishers
158 pp.
Ages 10-14
2008

 




The Luck of Jude
by Andrew Larsen
James Lorimer
106 pp.

Ages 7-9
2011

 


Maddie Stands Tall 
by Louise Leblanc
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Translated by Sarah Cummins
Formac
61 pp.
Ages 6-8

2005

 


My Worst/Best Sleepover Party
by Anna Morgan and Rachel Turkienicz
Illustrated by Heather Castles
Second Story Press
122 pp.

Ages 9-12
2007

 


The Maze
by Monica Hughes

HarperCollins
192 pp.
Ages 11-13
2002

 




Missing Matthew
by Kristyn Dunnion
Red Deer Press
108 pp.

Ages 9-12
2003

The New Normal
by Ashley Little
Orca Book Publishers
222 pp.
Ages 12+
March 2013

The Nine Lives of Travis Keating
by Jill MacLean

Fitzhenry & Whiteside
217 pp.
Ages 8-12
2008

Nix Minus One
by Jill MacLean
Pajama Press
296 pp.
Ages 12+
February 2013
The Nose from Jupiter
by Richard Scrimger
Tundra Books
156 pp.

Ages 8-12
1998

 





The Odds Get Even
by Natalie Ghent
HarperCollins
199 pp.

Ages 9-12
2009
Payback
by James Heneghan
Groundwood Books

184 pp.
Ages 11-13
2007






Pigboy
by Vicki Grant
Orca Book Publishers
101 pp.
Ages 9-12
2006

 




Queen of the Toilet Bowl
by Frieda Wishinsky
Orca Book Publishers
104 pp.
Ages 11-13
2005

 






Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure
by Liam O’Donnell
Illustrated by Mike Deas
Orca Book Publishers
64 pp.
Ages 8-12
2008

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books
243 pp.
Ages 11-14
2012

 




See No Evil
by Diane Young
Orca Book Publishers
103 pp.
Ages 9-13
2006

 




The 6th Grade Nickname Game
by Gordon Korman
Scholastic Canada
154 pp.
Ages 9-13
1998

Stitches
by Glen Huser
Groundwood Books
198 pp.
Ages 11-14
2003
The Time Time Stopped
by Don Gillmor
Scholastic Canada
151 pp.
Ages 8-11
2011


True Blue
by Deborah Ellis
Pajama Press
229 pp.
Ages 11-14
2011

 





Walking with the Dead
by L. M. Falcone 

Kids Can Press
196 pp.
Ages 9-12
2005

 




Zach & Zoe: Bully and the Beagle
by Kristin Butcher
James Lorimer
117 pp.

Ages 7 -11
2009






YOUNG ADULT

Alice, I Think
by Susan Juby
HarperCollins
244 pp.
Ages 13+

2003

The Beckoners
by Carrie Mac
Orca Book Publishers
217 pp.

Ages 14-17
2004

Fishtailing
by Wendy Phillips

Coteau Books
196 pp.
Ages 14-17
2010







Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery
by Susan Juby
HarperCollins
339 pp.
Ages 13-15
2008

Hit Squad
by James Heneghan
Orca Book Publishers
106 pp.
Ages 12-15
2003

The Losers' Club
by John Lekich

Annick Press
249 pp.
Ages 13-15
2002

The Lottery
by Beth Goobie

Orca Book Publishers
264 pp.
Ages 12-17
2002


Men of Stone
by Gayle Friesen

Kids Can Press
216 pp.
Ages 14-17
2000

Out of Order
by Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers

 221 pp.
Ages 14-17
2007

Rat
by Lesley Choyce
Orca Book Publishers
120 pp.

Ages 14-17 
2012

Responsible
by Darlene Ryan
Orca Book Publishers
100 pp.

Ages 12 and up
2007

 





Run Like Jäger
by Karen Bass
Coteau Books
305 pp.

Ages 13-17
2008

The Second Trial
by Rosemarie Boll
Second Story Press
319 pp.
Ages 12+
2010

Skud
by Dennis Foon

Groundwood Books
171 pp.
Ages 14-17
2003

 





Some Girls Are
by Courtney Summers
St. Martin's Griffin
245 pp.

Ages 14-17
2009

 




Sticks and Stones
by Beth Goobie

Orca Book Publishers
86 pp.
Ages 12-15
2002





Tribes
by Arthur Slade

HarperCollins
134 pp.
Ages 15+
2002






NON-FICTION 

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones
HarperTeen
352 pp.
Ages 14+
2011

Includes writing by youngCanLit authors Marina Cohen, Deborah Kerbel and Cecil Castellucci.  Details at http://www.dearbully.com/ with a discussion guide from HarperCollins.

We Want You to Know: Kids Talk About Bullying
by Deborah Ellis
Coteau Books
120 pp.
Ages 9-14

2010


When I Get Older: The Story behind "Wavin' Flag"
by K'NAAN and Sol Guy
Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
Tundra Books

32 Pages
Ages: 6-9
2012


 




FILM

Apples and Oranges
Directed by Lynne Fernie
Produced by Tamara Lynch
Written by Lynne Fernie & Laura Kosterski
National Film Board of Canada
18 min.

Ages 9-13
2003 

Bully Dance
Directed by Janet Pearlman 

Produced by Marcy Page
National Film Board of Canada
10 min., 6 sec.
Ages 5 and up

2000



Teacher resource available at www.bullfrogfilms.com/guides/bullyguide.pdf

Porte à porte / Door to Door
Directed by Zabelle Côté
Written by Zabelle Côté
National Film Board of Canada
4 min., 12 sec.
Ages 5-8
1992
Wordless film for young children

It's a Girl's World: A Documentary About Social Bullying 
Directed and written by Lynn Glazier
Produced by Gerry Flahive
National Film Board of Canada
52 min.
Ages 9-17

2004 



Teacher resource guide is available at onf-nfb.gc.ca/sg/100303.pdf

 

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