Bullying and Me

Schoolyard Stories

Bullies made Andrew’s whole seventh-grade year a nightmare. Bullies forced Jaevon to change schools and get into fights. Emily’s “friends” picked at her until she was a carcass. From all kids of backgrounds, kids and grownups talk openly about their experiences of being bullied. Their honest, moving stories will resonate with the many children who have undergone bullying of all kinds—emotional and physical—and who have tried to deal with it alone or with help. Arresting photos by Steven Vote draw us into the lives of these brave people.

  • 9780807592588
  • March 2015

Other Places to Buy


  • In this lively presentation, victims of bullying tell their own stories…it’s an upbeat approach offering realistic and down-to-earth advice.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • The painful and inspirational stories of 13 diverse young people, bullies and bullied alike, are presented…The fluidly paced stories are realistic…the images…reinforce the text’s direct, supportive message: “It’s not your fault. The bullies are wrong.”

    - Booklist

  • The book’s strength lies in the honesty conveyed through the personal stories. Many readers will relate to the suffering and alienation expressed, and will feel empowered by the varying perspectives offered. And those who bully may learn to better understand the roots of their behavior.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • These strategies would prove to be very helpful in different situations. This book is both timely and necessary, and should be in every library collection for both students and staff.

    - Library Media Connection

Awards & Accolades

  • Honor Books - 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People


    Common Core

    RI.6-8.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 SL.7.1c,1d,2,3,4

    Activities & Resources


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 1.00
    • ATOS Level: 4.90