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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin
Call Number: YA

Gabe is in the latter stages of embracing himself as a transgender man after coming to the realization that he's Gabe and not the Liz his family and schoolmates thought him to be. Gabe discovers an outlet for his love of music when his next door neighbor arranges a radio show for him on the local community radio station, an outlet that gives him the strength to be more public but also challenges him to believe in himself when a radio caller turns into a bully.

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By the time you read this, I'll be dead

Peters, Julie Anne.
Call Number: YA

High school student Daelyn Rice, who's been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of the persistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out.

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Can't look away

Cooner, Donna D. (Donna Danell),
Call Number: YA

Blaming her husband for her son's fatal car accident, high school guidance counselor Beth Maller rails against everyday injustices at her job and eventually risks her career to launch a campaign against bullying and the persecution of LGBTQ students.

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Danny's mom : a novel

Wolf, Elaine.
Call Number: YA

Blaming her husband for her son's fatal car accident, high school guidance counselor Beth Maller rails against everyday injustices at her job and eventually risks her career to launch a campaign against bullying and the persecution of LGBTQ students.

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Eleanor & Park

Rowell, Rainbow.
Call Number: YA

Eleanor is the awkward new girl in school and she finds herself sitting next to Park on the school bus. An uneasy friendship forms and eventually blossoms into first love. Their relationship, fueled by attraction, a mutual love of music and comic books becomes a safe haven for Eleanor in the midst of her unstable family life. A perfectly imperfect vignette of first love.

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Get it together, Delilah

Gough, Erin,
Call Number: YA

Seventeen-year-old Delilah Green wouldn't have chosen to do her last year of school this way, but she figures it's working fine. While her dad goes on a trip to fix his broken heart after her mom left him for another man, Del manages the family cafe. Easy, she thinks. But what about homework? Or the nasty posse of mean girls making her life hell? Or her best friend who won't stop guilt-tripping her? Or her other best friend who might go to jail for love if Del doesn't do something? But really, who cares about any of that when all Del can think about is beautiful Rosa who dances every night across the street. . . . Until one day Rosa comes in the cafe door. And if Rosa starts thinking about Del, too, then how in the name of caramel milkshakes will Del get the rest of it together?

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I have been cyberbullied, now what?

McAneney, Caitie.
Call Number: 371.5 M114

At one time, bullies were feared on the playground and in school. Now, cyberspace, for all its amazing and fabulous benefits, has unfortunately expanded the reach of bullies to any place with Wi-Fi or a cell signal. Whether by text message, e-mail, or on social media such as Facebook, cyberbullying can reach into any home and is only as far away as a cell phone or laptop. 

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I'm just me

Higgins, M. G,
Call Number: YA

Nasreen and Mia are two very different girls. But they stand out at Arondale High. And kids make assumptions about the only Muslim and the new black girl--the only African American--in school. The school administrators are ignorant. And worse. The bullying escalates. Both at school and online. The girls come up with a plan to fight back. To regain some dignity. To turn the tables on the bullies.

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It looks like this

Mittlefehldt, Rafi,
Call Number: YA

Moving to a new city and joining an evangelical church despite his own reluctance, artistic Mike is bullied by a father who wants him to play sports and toughen up, a situation that is complicated by Mike's growing feelings for another newcomer.

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Online predators

Abramovitz, Melissa, 1954-
Call Number: 384.648 A161

Digital technologies that utilize the Internet have made communicating and finding information fast and simple, but this very convenience has also made it easy for online predators to target and prey on Internet users. Various types of online sexual, financial, identity theft, and cyberbullying predators, along with the methods they employ, the effects on their victims, efforts to contain these illegal activities, and associated controversies are discussed.

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Out of shadows

Wallace, Jason.
Call Number: YA

In 1983, at an elite boys' boarding school in Zimbabwe, thirteen-year-old English lad Robert Jacklin finds himself torn between his black roommate and the white bullies still bitter over losing power through the recent civil war


Hopkins, Ellen.
Call Number: YA

Matthew Turner knows it doesn't get better. His younger brother Luke was bullied mercilessly after one of Matt's friends outed Luke to the whole school, and when Luke called Matt -- on the brink of suicide -- Matt was too wrapped up in his new girlfriend to answer the phone. Now Luke is gone, and Matt's family is falling apart. No matter what his girlfriend Hayden says about forgiveness, there's no way Matt's letting those he blames off the hook -- including himself. As Matt spirals further into bitterness, he risks losing Hayden, the love of his life. But when her father begins to pressure the school board into banning books because of their homosexual content, he begins to wonder if he and Hayden ever had anything in common.

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Run like Jager

Bass, Karen, 1962-
Call Number: YA

Kurt Schreiber can hardly believe his luck when his grade 12 German exchange lands him in Zethen, a town just east of Berlin where his beloved grandfather had grown up in the 1930's. Although Kurt had questioned his grandfather about his life in Germany, he received no answers so is determined to clarify his grandfather's past if only to silence the horrible dreams he endures in which, as a German soldier, he kills helpless civilians. Then at his great-grandparents' gravesite he meets an old man, Wolfgang Brandt, his grandfather's best childhood friend. As Kurt tries to escape the local bully and finds himself falling in love with Marta, Brandt's granddaughter, he slowly drinks in Brandt's war-time story about his grandfather's real actions during the war. As the war story climbs to a gripping climax, Kurt and Marta save the bully's brother from drowning in a vicious electrical storm. Kurt brings Wolfgang back to Canada for a visit to re-connect with his old friend, and makes plans to attend university in Berlin.

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Some girls are

Summers, Courtney.
Call Number: YA

Regina, a high school senior in the popular--and feared--crowd, suddenly falls out of favor and becomes the object of the same sort of vicious bullying that she used to inflict on others, until she finds solace with one of her former victims.

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Symptoms of Being Human

Garvin, Jeff.
Call Number: YA

Riley Cavanaugh is a genderfluid teenager who becomes an accidental advice columnist while navigating friendship, love, family, mental health, and the frustrations and scariness of a world that insists, for no apparent reason, that identity has to be binary. Riley is a charming and hilarious narrator, and Garvin creates a story that is thoughtful, entertaining, and never didactic.



Maciel, Amanda.
Call Number: YA

Told from the bully’s point of view, Sara’s life is turned upside down when she and her friends are charged with a crime for bullying Emma, who ultimately committed suicide. Ostracized from her friends, forced into meetings with her lawyer and a therapist, Sara reflects on the past year and her role in the escalating harassment and shaming that led Emma to kill herself. 

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Thirteen Reasons Why

Asher, Jay
Call Number: YA

Clay Jenson returns home from school to find a box full of cassettes, all bearing the voice of his former classmate Hannah Baker who killed herself two weeks prior. Listening to Hannah explain her reasons why, Clay is surprised to find himself a bigger part of her life than he'd ever imagined.

Book cover for The tightrope walkers.

The tightrope walkers.

Almond, David, 1951-
Call Number: YA

Coming of age in the shadow of northern England's shipyards, young Dominic is torn between the extremes of his shipbuilder family's lifestyle, a complex bully to whom he finds himself irresistibly drawn, and the tightrope-walking girl he loves.

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The truth about Alice

Mathieu, Jennifer.
Call Number: YA

Told from multiple perspectives of students at a Texas high school, this is a story about Alice. Her story begins with a rumor that she slept with two boys at a party last summer. But the rumor doesn’t end there, it escalates and ostracizes her until her classmates are holding her accountable for the car accident that killed the school quarterback at which point the bullying spirals out of control.


Smith, Andrew.
Call Number: YA

Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates. 

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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Medina, Meg
Call Number: YA

When Piddy Sanchez starts at a new high school she soon becomes the target of Yaqui Delgado and her friends, who bully her for her lighter skin and good grades. As the bullying gets worse, Yaqui becomes someone Piddy can no longer ignore or avoid.