Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong: A Guide for Young Thinkers

Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong: A Guide for Young Thinkers

by Dan Barker, Brian Strassburg
     
 

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This captivating book affirms a child's ability to think, to seek information, and to question "why?"

Children should be given information, not dogma, and tools for critical thought, not holy books, asserts Dan Barker. Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong teaches children important humanistic ideas. Andrea, the book's main character, distinguishes between rules and principles,

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This captivating book affirms a child's ability to think, to seek information, and to question "why?"

Children should be given information, not dogma, and tools for critical thought, not holy books, asserts Dan Barker. Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong teaches children important humanistic ideas. Andrea, the book's main character, distinguishes between rules and principles, finds that there is not always a "right" thing to do, and realizes that sometimes the "right" thing is to choose the lesser "wrong." Her most important insight: Regardless of one's own beliefs, you should respect everybody's human rights. Through Andrea, Barker painlessly teaches "situation ethics" to children.

Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong doesn't speak down to kids, but uses simple language and fun illustrations to make a tough topic understandable.

Editorial Reviews

Mansfield News Journal
...[a] good job of simplifying basic moral questions in language children can understand.
Isthmus
...a well-thought-out, clearly presented user's manual for young readers new to handling a moral compass -- and serves as a fine review for parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879757311
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Young Readers Series
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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