Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 18
- Grade: 4 to 6
- Reading age: 9 to 11
Young people receive a lot of mixed message when it comes to dealing with authority figures, such as teachers, parents, coaches, team leaders, and others who make decisions for them. Children are encouraged to be respectful and obedient, and yet society holds many rebels and revolutionaries in high regard.
Questioning the status quo and wanting to make your own choices is part of growing up, but everyone has to deal with authority throughout their lives. Whether they are easily intimidated by people in power or need to learn how to show respect, Authority: Deal with it before it deal with you shows children how to communicate effectively with those in charge.
About the authors
ANNE MARIE AIKINS has written extensively about social justice issues for a variety of publications for both children and adults. She lives in Toronto.
STEVEN MURRAY is an award-winning, Toronto-based illustrator and a graduate of Sheridan College's prestigious Interpretive Illustration program. His unique blend of humour and art has been consistently on display in publications such as The Globe and Mail, National Post, and The Toronto Star.
"Authority is a good resource for classes on conflict resolution."
"These three titles [ Misconduct, Rudeness, and Authority are an improvement over the previous titles because they present more complex scenarios, forcing readers to 'think outside the box' and do a little more creative problem-solving."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials