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Review of "Hot Issues, Cool Choices" by Sandra McLeod Humphrey

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Hot Issues, Cool Choices
by Sandra McLeod Humphrey

Prometheus Books
$13.95 Suggested Retail Price

The issue of bullying has been in the news quite a bit lately, but for the kids who are the victims it means much more than just another social issue to cluck at the TV about. To them it's their life. Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey offers this book for children on both sides of the problem - both the bulliers and the bullied. Using stories told by children to other children, she helps bullies to understand why it's wrong to torment someone who is smaller, weaker, or just a little different. And she helps the kids who can't seem to find a way out of their nightmare to understand why bullies do what they do and to equip themselves to deal with the situation.

There are a couple of Biblical references in the author's remarks, but the book is far from preachy. It's kids talking to kids, telling what happened in their own schools. There are questions at the end of each chapter for the child to ask themselves, which provides an excellent opportunity for the parent to become involved. Every parent should give their child a copy of this book.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our October, 2008 issue.

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