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It's My Life

It's My Life

by Peter Sanders, Steve Myers

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-9These series entries use cartoon drawings, photographs, anecdotes, and pointed questions to fulfill their purpose of promoting young people's self-esteem and to encourage them to make appropriate choices. Living in the World focuses on group or interpersonal interactions, including such issues as racism, prejudice, and social activism. It's My Life concentrates on the emotional changes that accompany the onset of puberty and adolescence. It presents scenarios and suggests ways in which young adolescents can make healthy choices concerning not only drug use, but behavior as well. Both books stress the realities of peer pressure and offer strategies for coping. It is difficult to fault either the intent or the content of these endeavors. However, there is absolutely nothing in the texts to help readers expand upon the ideas and concepts. The gender, socio-economic, and racial balance in both books is good, depicting kids with both positive and negative behavior. The language is quite sophisticated, both in vocabulary and in conceptual material, but the graphic design appears to pitch these titles at a preadolescent audience. Each page looks extremely busy as illustrations and columns of text crowd in on one another. It is unlikely that most young people will select these books for their own reading pleasure, and there isn't enough information for reports.Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City

Product Details

Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Life Education Series
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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