5 books to read this National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

This Friday, 17 March, is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and to help start the conversation around bullying and violence, we’ve pulled together 5 powerful and moving books that stand with us as we all say ‘no’ to bullying and violence.

My Friend Ernest


My Friend Ernest by Emma Allen & Hannah Sommerville

It’s the first day of school and Oscar is trying hard to be brave. Oscar’s mum feels sure he will make lots of friends, but Oscar isn’t so sure, particularly when Ernest seems so mean and scary.

ISBN: 9781460750537  

I am Jack


I Am Jack  by Susanne Gervay

Endorsed by Life Education Australia, the best-selling I Am Jack addresses bullying in schools, while remaining accessible and entertaining for younger readers.

ISBN: 9780207199059 

Dear Bully



Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories by Megan Kelley Hall

Today’s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying-as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators-in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.

ISBN: 9780062060976

Yearbook Committee
The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub

Five unlikely teammates thrust together against their will. Can they find a way to make their final year a memorable one or will their differences tear their world apart?

ISBN: 9780732296858

Speaking Out


Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls  by Tara Moss

An accessible, timely and practical handbook for women on speaking out safely and confidently from no.1 non-fiction bestseller Tara Moss.

ISBN: 9781460754535

For more information about The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, click here. We also came across this powerful video created by Wollongong Catholic Education Office that is definitely worth sharing with your children and students.

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