Random House Children's Publishers has announced a new book club with the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) to encourage schools to use books to discuss issues around bullying, and encourage children to speak up about their own bullying experiences.
Children and teachers from the ABA School and College Network will review books. Their insights will then be shared through the ABA website, which will hopefully inspire others to read the titles and, in turn, encourage children to speak up about bullying.
The first book to be reviewed is the best-selling Wonder by R.J. Palacio who says, “One child at a time, one person at a time, there’s no greater antidote to bullying than the steadfast refusal of children, teachers, and parents to accept a culture where bullying is tolerated. I am delighted to be working with the Anti-Bullying Alliance and hope Wonder will inspire children to be kind to one another.”
Random House Children's Publishers publish a range of books for children and young adults with bullying as a theme, including titles from bestselling authors John Boyne, Malorie Blackman, Jacqueline Wilson and Anne Fine. The new book club will provide children and young people with the opportunity to explore these books and the messages they convey.
For futher information go to www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk