Books and Bullies: No Name-Calling Week

January 24th, 2013 by

Pop quiz! Match each character with their own personal bully:

This might have been easy-peasy for some of you, but here’s Nancy’s painstakingly created, color-coded answer key.


Even though some villains are certainly interesting, they are ultimately bullies. You may have heard that this week is No Name-Calling Week, which was actually inspired by the novel The Misfits by James Howe*. No one should ever feel the way Hermione felt when Draco called her a Mudblood!

Since we’re in the middle of No Name-Calling Week, I thought I’d highlight some books about bullying:

Books Recommended By Other Kids

Books Recommended by Karen & Nancy

And some books that WE love and KIDS love, too! We all have amazing taste. *high five!*

Are there any books about bullying or featuring bullies that really spoke to you? Leave a comment below or submit a book review about it!

— Nancy

Nancy thinks that Dolores Umbridge, Queen of the Bullies, was actually more evil than Lord Voldemort. *shudders* We all need a Patronus to ward off thoughts of Umbridge!

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*James Howe, author of the Bunnicula series!