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Summary: Children are confronted with moral and ethical choices everyday. How do they deal with them? What is the “right” thing to do? What effect will the decision a child makes have on his/her parents and friends? This book contains 25 scenarios that describe everyday circum-stances that put a child’s values to the test.
Type of Reading: family reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 12; read yourself: 9 to 12
Adult Reader Reaction: Children and adults will find it easy to relate to the characters, predicaments, and challenges with which they are presented.
Pros: The book offers realistic scenarios for talking about the challenges kids face. There isn’t an adolescent alive who is not familiar, personally or vicariously, with the predicaments/challenges described in the scenarios.
Borrow or Buy: Buy!This book is a rich and practical resource for anyone who is raising, teaching, coaching, or counseling adolescent children.
Educational Themes: This collection of moral and social issues presents predicaments that confront children. They are very familiar to adolescents. The goal is to discuss the dilemmas that the scenarios describe and through discussion, determine what an acceptable social or moral decision might be.
Literary Categories: Fiction - problem solving, social issues, interactive learning, middle grade series, life lessons