Real Kids Taking the Right Risks: Plus How You Can, Too! by Arlene Erlbach, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Real Kids Taking the Right Risks: Plus, How You Can, Too!

Real Kids Taking the Right Risks: Plus, How You Can, Too!

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by Arlene Erlbach
     
 

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In an era when risk-taking is most often associated with dangerous behavior or poor choices, such as drugs or gangs, this inspiring book gives more than 20 first-person profiles of children who took risks, pointing out the benefits of taking a chance and facing the possibility of rejection or failure. Each story features a different type of risk and puts it in

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In an era when risk-taking is most often associated with dangerous behavior or poor choices, such as drugs or gangs, this inspiring book gives more than 20 first-person profiles of children who took risks, pointing out the benefits of taking a chance and facing the possibility of rejection or failure. Each story features a different type of risk and puts it in real-life perspective. B&W photos.

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Gr 6-9-Erlbach discusses different types of risks, differentiating between the negative (taking risks to be noticed or for revenge) and the positive (those that help you "sharpen your skills, gain insight, and change yourself or the world for the better"). She includes exercises to help teens evaluate an action they are considering and anticipate its consequences. A large section of the book contains first-person vignettes about a variety of young people who took risks, from Jamie, who speaks publicly about how AIDS has affected her family, to Jorge, who took a risk and joined a gang, then took another risk and left it. For each of these accounts, the author provides suggestions for finding out more information. The narratives are sure to provoke discussion about various types of behavior.-Lynn W. Zimmerman, Southeast Middle School, Greensboro, NC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575420516
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

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