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Deal with it before wrong seems right

By Jabari Lindsay

$24.95 Hardback
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Series: Lorimer Deal With It

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One of the best approaches to keeping kids away from gangs is to inform them about the realities of gang involvement before they are offered the choice.

This book in the Deal With It series is designed to connect with any reader, whether they're already involved with a gang, considering join ing a gang, or have witnessed gang activity in their neighbourhood. Quizzes, comics, and graphic novel-style illustration help make this an engaging and accessible way to approach a difficult-to-address problem.

Gangs: Deal with it before wrong seems right uses real-life situations based on the author's experience as an at-risk youth counsellor to show tweens:

  • common myths about gangs
  • how to avoid being pushed or pulled into gang life
  • how to get out
  • where to go for help

Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens *Starred Selection* (Canadian Children's Book Centre) - 2012

Winner - VOYA Nonfiction Honor List - 2013

"Teachers and counsellors might find this book useful as a discussion starter."

- Myra Junyk Resource Links

"an informative and eye-opening book" Recommended.

- Gail Hamilton CM Magazine

"offers teachers, guidance personnel, or front-line workers a useful resource... Its frank portrayal of the sexist, violent, and stressful reality that is street crime, and the practical steps it offers readers on how to escape gang culture, mean it might actually be a lifesaver."

- George Sheppard Canadian Teacher

JABARI LINDSAY has been working as a youth social worker for the past decade. He is the former Project Director for Breaking the Cycle, a Toronto youth gang exit program. He is currently the Project Manager for the Youth Gang Activity Project for the City of Toronto. He lives with his wife and two
young children in Brampton, Ontario.

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Gangs Resource Guide

Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 32 pages
Publication Date: 16th April 2012
ISBN: 9781552779200
Format: 11in x 8.5in

BISAC Code:  JNF053010, JNF053110, JNF053210, JNF053220
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9


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Deal With It Series

Deal With It

A conflict resolution series to help kids with today's important issues

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Series features

  • Focus on issues kids face every day
  • Illustrations feature a diverse group of students, reflecting today's school reality
  • Kid-friendly language is complemented by engaging graphic novel style illustrations
  • Teaching strategies developed in class by experienced teachers

"It is the visual format and illustrations that make this series so appealing and kid friendly. The information, straight-forward talk and behavior-challenging questions are well done, but the art will surely make youth pick up these books."
- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Deal With It titles provide kids with the tools they need to think for themselves and deal with today's most important issues. Each book examines all sides of the conflict, and offers practical tips for coping with these situations.