Discusses potentially dangerous situations for children and how to handle them and gives instructions for avoiding kidnapping and molestation. Also emphasizes some of the basic rights that all children can claim.
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Grade 4 Up Marsano's self-help manual for urban kids points out where dangers lie, how to avoid dangerous situations and how to react when threatened. The last chapter consists of hypothetical cases of young people putting their street smarts into action. The writing is clear and conversational in tone but somewhat preachy and a bit redundant. Impatient readers might be put off, but this topic is of such concern to children that many will read on. Information is accurate, current and not hysterical in tone. Checklists at the end of chapters help summarize and reinforce the messages. Several full-page black-and-white drawings show children in scenes illustrating some main points: staying in groups, being aware of surroundings and getting help. A list of concerned organizations in both the U.S. and Canada is included. Marsano briefly mentions sexual abuse; a good source on this subject is Margaret Hyde's Sexual Abuse: Let's Talk About It (Westminster Pr, 1984). Elise Wendel, Orchard Road School, Skillman, N.J.
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Book Description Pocket Books, 1985. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94030162
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