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IT'S UP TO YOU ... WHAT DO YOU DO?

Author: Sandra McLeod Humphrey

Illustrator: Brian Strassburg

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Publisher: Prometheus Books,

Material: paperback

Summary: This collection of stories focuses on the qualities that define a moral and ethical person: honesty, empathy, faithfulness, perseverance, self-control and personal responsibility. This is a collection of parables that are meant to exemplify a moral or ethical principle.

Type of Reading: family reading, read aloud book, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 10; read yourself: 9 to 12

Interest Level: 7 to 10

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: The stories are believable and resonate positively with the reader’s experience and are excellent conversation starters.

Pros: In addition to providing believable stories and characters to whom the reader can relate, the author has provided meaningful discussion questions that promote a full and fair consideration of the issues and challenges.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. Like it’s predecessor, If You Had To Choose, What Would You Do?, this book is a rich and practical resource for anyone raising, teaching, coaching, or counseling adolescent children. It gets a big time “buy” recommendation.

If You Liked This Book, Try: IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?   100 AMERICAN WOMEN WHO SHAPED AMERICAN HISTORY   ME AND JAY

Educational Themes: This book is a collection of 25 contemporary parables. Readers will find the situations and characters to be familiar and believable. The goal is to identify the qualities and attributes that define a person of strong moral and ethical character. Discussion leaders will find the “Guide Questions” to be very helpful in keeping the readers on target.

Literary Categories: Fiction - problem solving, social issues, interactive learning, middle grade series, life lessons

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2007

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