Books

One of the primary objectives of the Empowerment Initiative is to help educate youth and adults on the effects of bullying, as well as strategies to help empower youth to stand up to bullying and to promote kindness and bravery . The following book lists include a diverse array of both fiction and non-fiction works on the topic of bullying. Each list is unique and provides resources based on age level. It is our hope that these books become a part of your reading library to help empower everyone to end bullying.

Elementary School Book List

Middle School Book List

High School Book List

Adult Book List


Additional Books



Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective   

Espelage, D. L. & Swearer, S. M. (Eds.). (2011). Bullying in North American schools: A social-ecological perspective on prevention and intervention, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Routledge.


Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective   

Jimerson, S. R., Swearer, S. M., & Espelage, D. L., (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective. New York, NY: Routledge.


Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools   

Swearer, S. M., Espelage, D. L., & Napolitano, S. A. (2009). Bullying prevention and intervention: Realistic strategies for schools. New York, NY: Guilford Press.