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On the News
Our First Talk About Tragedy

AWARD - OLA Best Bets 2018 Honourable Mention - Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019

On The News: Our First Talk about Tragedy is the second book in “The World Around Us” series, the first being On Our Street: Our First Talk about Poverty, that introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues. As in the first entry, this nonfiction picture book tackles realities in the world that are hard for everyone, adults and children alike, to comprehend and process. Media, in all of its many sources, is streaming constantly around all of us. The preface acknowledges the tendency to avoid talking about difficult subjects, and it takes the affirmative stand that “It is okay to ask questions when you do not understand why something bad has happened in the world.

On The News: Our First Talk about Tragedy is an accessible, honest conversation starter that is a must-have purchase for all school and public library collections. Highly recommended.

CM Magazine | June 8, 2018

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