Erase Bullying: Share Discussion-Worthy Stories on Audiobook

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Use audiobooks to start important conversations about bullying with your kids. Visit to request a FREE CD sampler and hear interviews with Laurie Halse Anderson, David Levithan, and more!


More than 70% of students report bullying as an on-going problem.

56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.

Over 50% of adolescent and teens have been bullied online and about the same number have engaged in cyber-bullying.

1 out of 10 students drops out or changes schools because of repeated bullying.

The power of literature can help prevent bullying by generating important conversations in classrooms, families, and communities. Audiobooks can also provide support to those who experience bullying. Reading or listening together can start important discussions about tough topics like bullying and suicide. As Jay Asher, bestselling author of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, explains, “Keeping these issues silent helps no one who is currently dealing with them. People in that situation need to reach out for help and know they’re not alone, but that only happens when others come forward with their stories.”

Find more discussion-worthy audiobooks in our Anti-Bullying Featured Collection, including:

For more audios, resources, and information about how to help stop bullying visit Listen to our thought-provoking interviews with Emily Bazelon, Laurie Halse Anderson, and David Levithan. PLUS, request a FREE “Kids & Bullying: Audiobooks for Conversation” CD sampler, featuring an interview with Jay Asher.

Find even more anti-bullying stories and step into the studio with these authors on

Award-Winning Author Laurie Halse Anderson SPEAKs
BOT Marketing Director Cheryl Herman recently sat down with Laurie Halse Anderson to discuss bullying, her bestsellers SPEAK and TWISTED, and what it’s like to write for teens.

Award-Winning Author David Levithan Speaks about Bullying
Listening Library’s Senior Marketing Manager Jodie Cohen and David Levithan discuss how his audiobooks are the perfect entry way for both parents and educators to open up a dialogue, with students and listeners, since he creates thought-provoking titles that touch on gender, romance, and the complexities of life.

Jay Asher talks bullying with narrator Kirby Heyborne
Hear Jay Asher explain why creating an open dialogue in your community is so important, and how THIRTEEN REASONS WHY can impact young listeners. Plus, download the FREE Discussion Guide.

Behind-the-Scenes: Emily Bazelon Interview
Bestselling author Emily Bazelon stop by the Penguin Random House recording studio to share some more valuable insight on bullying and what she discovered when writing and researching STICKS AND STONES.