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Danielle S. McLaughlin

Dear Librarians,

"That's not fair!" is a common refrain among children, who have an innate sense of justice. The topics I cover in my new book explore various rights and freedoms that appeal to children ages 7 to 11, and are told through the antics of Mayor Moe and his sometimes-wacky city councillors. Should you be allowed to search someone's bag because you think they could have something of yours? Does it make sense to have a law that states people can say only nice things? Each story in the book concludes with an extended discussion of the rights and freedoms featured, along with three questions to ponder: Why did the councillors make their decision? Did the new law achieve its purpose? Were there any unexpected results? There are no right answers given. Instead, children are encouraged to look at all sides of each issue, which engages critical-thinking skills and fosters empathy for other points of view. 

Email me at thatsnotfairbook@gmail.com for a chance to win a signed copy of my book.

All the best,
Danielle S. McLaughlin
DanielleSMcLaughlin.com

That's Not Fair! / Danielle S. McLaughlin / Kids Can Press

Price: $17.95 / ISBN: 978-1771382083 / Published: April, 2016

Ages 7-11 / Nonfiction
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