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*More Bullies in More
C.J.Bott. Landham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780810866546.  Softcover. $35.

This sequel to the first book entitled, *The Bully in the Book and in the
Classroom,* provides teachers, parents, administrators, counselors, and
librarians with over 350 annotated titles ranging from picture books to
young adult novels on the various types of bullying seen (and heard about)
in today's schools. The first chapter describes the myths behind bullying
and what most people don't know about this dangerous trend.  Each remaining
chapter include a discussion of a specific bullying behavior or problem and
provides various titles that can be used to focus on the problem.  The
titles included are intended to expand the readers' awareness of the ways
that students bully one another and to help teachers focus on the problems
that need to be addressed.

Included in this book are chapters that specifically focus on bullying
behaviors such as:

   - name calling
   - put-downs
   - gossip
   - being new or different
   - body image
   - cliques
   - groups
   - gangs
   - "isms"
   - homophobia
   - cyberspace bullying
   - violence

The book includes *Topics for Discussion* within each chapter making it a
great instructional tool with a group of students in Character Education or
Leadership courses, counseling, or even classroom discussion--- should a
certain book be chosen by the teacher as a class novel.  Each chapter also
includes a short annotated bibliography of additional books for each level
of student (elementary, middle school, high school) and most (if not all) of
the books included in the chapters and in the annotated bibliography are
current titles that most librarians are familiar with and most school
libraries will own.  Chapter 8 (which deals with Cyberbullying) includes a
list of websites that could be used to assist parents, teachers, counselors,
and librarians in locating additional resources on this specific topic.  (An
LM_NET to be added--- Nancy Willard's website, The Center for Safe and
Responsible Internet Use--- is listed among those
websites provided.)

As far as a ready-reference tool for the school library's professional
materials section, *More Bullies in More Books* is a must-have that will
(unfortunately) be utilized by many who are searching for resources to deal
with this growing problem.

*Highly Recommended.*


Shonda Brisco
Assistant Professor / Curriculum Materials Librarian
Mary L. Williams Curriculum Materials Library
001 Willard Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

"Digital Resources" columnist
School Library Journal

"It is more than ironic that school districts are willing to spend
hundreds of thousands of dollars on reading programs and staff
development which have had limited success in boosting test scores,
but are unwilling to invest in school library programs that show direct
correlations to student success."

~ Douglas Achterman,  2008 Study of California School Libraries

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