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Books in Points of View series

  • Is It Wrong to Eat Meat?

    Kate Rogers

    Paperback (Kidhaven, Aug. 15, 2018)
    Why do some people choose not to eat meat? Is it wrong to eat an animal that was once alive? These questions are complex and challenge young people's critical-thinking skills, and they form the backbone of this inside look at the debates surrounding vegetarianism, veganism, and eating meat. As readers explore this topic through engaging main text, accessible fact boxes, a detailed graphic organizer, and colorful photographs, they're introduced to different points of view and the facts used to support these differing viewpoints. This teaches young readers the importance of understanding differing perspectives and using facts to inform an opinion.
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  • Is It Wrong to Ban Books?

    Mary Austen

    Paperback (Kidhaven, Jan. 15, 2018)
    When people discuss the idea of banning books, they are also discussing much broader concepts, including censorship, basic freedoms, and the power of religious and political institutions. These challenging topics are presented in accessible ways as readers explore the debate surrounding banned books. As they immerse themselves in many viewpoints surrounding this debate through engaging text, fact boxes, vibrant photographs, and graphic organizers, they discover the importance of developing an informed, independent opinion about issues that affect their lives.
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  • Are Video Games Too Violent?

    Nick Christopher

    Paperback (Kidhaven, Jan. 15, 2018)
    Violence in the media is a major topic of debate, and video games are often at the center of these debates. Are they too violent? Does playing a violent video game have any impact on a young person becoming violent themselves? Readers are encouraged to form their own answers to these challenging questions and to back them up with facts from the enlightening text. A detailed graphic organizer, vivid photographs, and helpful fact boxes are also included to guide readers as they explore the many facets of this controversial issue.
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  • Should We Trust the News?

    Katie Kawa

    Paperback (KidHaven Publishing, July 15, 2019)
    "Fake news" is a term used by politicians and on social media. It can be difficult to know what news sources to trust, or if any can be trusted. The question of whether or not we should trust the news is at the center of this critical thinking exercise, which is also an accessible introduction to media literacy. As the informative main text details each side of this debate, fact boxes present statistics readers can use to back up their point of view. In addition, a helpful graphic organizer and full-color photographs act as engaging visual learning tools.
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  • Should We Keep Animals in Zoos?

    Nick Christopher

    Paperback (Kidhaven, Aug. 15, 2017)
    Are zoos ethical? There is not one right answer to this challenging question. Readers discover the different arguments that can be made in favor of and against zoos. These different points of view are presented with relevant facts to support them, encouraging readers to understand the different sides of the debate surrounding zoos. Clear main text, eye-catching fact boxes, and detailed graphic organizers help readers make their own informed opinion. Full-color photographs are included to enhance a reading experience that sharpens essential critical thinking skills and encourages readers to approach controversial topics with an open mind.
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  • Should All Children Get Vaccines?

    Naomi Osborne

    Library Binding (KidHaven Publishing, Dec. 15, 2019)
    The vaccination debate has made headlines across the United States in recent years, but news outlets often sensationalize this important health topic, leaving people with more questions than answers. As readers explore the arguments used by people on both sides of this debate, they also learn essential information about health and science through age-appropriate explanations and helpful fact boxes. Eye-catching design elements including full-color photographs and a detailed graphic organizer keep readers engaged as they learn to think critically about issues that affect them and learn to support their opinions with facts.
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  • Should Bullying Be a Crime?

    Emma Jones

    Library Binding (KidHaven Publishing, Dec. 15, 2019)
    Bullying is a serious problem, and some people believe it should be considered a crime. However, others believe that takes things too far. These different viewpoints can affect antibullying policies, so it's important for readers to understand why people hold these opposing points of view. As readers explore this debate in depth, they're aided by accessible text, eye-catching fact boxes, and a detailed graphic organizer. Full-color photographs help readers register this important issue, which directly affects them. As readers sharpen their critical thinking skills by exploring a controversial issue, they're encouraged to develop their own informed opinions about bullying.
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  • Cinderella: That Awful Cinderella: A Classic Tale

    Alvin Granowsky, Alvin Grawowsky, Barbara Kiwak, David Griffin, Rhonda Childress

    Paperback (Steck-Vaughn Co, April 1, 1994)
    A retelling of the traditional tale is accompanied by an account by Ella's stepsister, Drusilla, of how Ella spoiled Drusilla's romance
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  • Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Classrooms?

    Lorraine Harrison

    Library Binding (Kidhaven Publishing, Jan. 15, 2019)
    Many young people have their own cell phones, and they use them to connect with family and friends and to easily find information. This can pose a problem in schools, as cell phones become a distraction or a tool used to cheat on tests and quizzes. Many people have strong opinions on cell phone use in schools, and this debate opens up important questions about students' rights. Readers are introduced to this debate through balanced text and a graphic organizer that clearly present the arguments on both sides. Fact boxes and full-color photographs enhance this crucial critical-thinking exercise.
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  • Should Students Go to School All Year Round?

    Elizabeth Morgan

    Paperback (Kidhaven, Aug. 15, 2018)
    In some parts of the world, students go to school all year. Is this a good idea? Readers ask themselves this question as they explore different arguments for and against year-round schooling. As they discover these different points of view, they learn the importance of respecting other opinions. The informative main text is supplemented by fact boxes, which readers can use to develop their own informed opinion on this topic. Full-color photographs and a helpful graphic organizer enhance the reading experience, keeping young readers engaged as they develop essential critical-thinking skills.
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  • Should Animal Testing Be Banned?

    Riley Lawrence

    Paperback (Kidhaven, Jan. 15, 2019)
    Animal testing is a controversial practice, and many people have strong feelings about it. Understanding both sides of the debate about animal testing is crucial for the development of an informed opinion about this issue. Through unbiased main text and fact boxes, readers are presented with information and statistics used by those who support and oppose animal testing, and they are encouraged to use what they learn to decide where they stand. This critical-thinking exercise is enhanced through the use of full-color photographs and a well-designed graphic organizer.
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  • Should Kids Get an Allowance?

    Sophie Washburne

    Paperback (KidHaven Publishing, Dec. 15, 2019)
    Both kids and adults often have strong feelings about children being given an allowance. Before young people take a side, it's important for them to learn the basic arguments and facts on both sides of this debate. They're able to do this with the help of balanced text that carefully presents opposing viewpoints and fact boxes that highlight information that can support an informed opinion. Featuring a detailed graphic organizer that summarizes this debate in an accessible way and vibrant, full-color photographs, this is an essential critical thinking exercise for young readers.
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