Drew Ferraro, a California high school student, committed suicide last week after allegedly being bullied at school. After a spate of similar suicides last year, Ferraro's case has brought the problem of bullying back to the limelight, but it's been a ripe topic for novelists for decades (an upcoming documentary called Bullybecame controversial after the MPAA awarded it an R rating). Click through to see some of the best young adult books about kids being picked on and the varying ways they respond.
Everyone is talking about how we have just entered the "global age." But globalization is not a new concept. Ask authors from Liberia, Algeria, South Africa, South America, the French Caribbean, or the Czech Republic, and they will tell you how globalization has affected their countries for centuries.