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Young Adult Nonfiction Death & Dying

Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die

The Complexities of Assisted Dying

by (author) Nikki Tate

illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Category
Death & Dying, Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Emotions & Feelings
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459818897
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459818910
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $0.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

“Tate’s sprawling work is a fascinating guide that belongs in all middle school, high school, and public libraries. This resource will help tweens and teens looking to better understand death and dying for personal or academic purposes.”—School Library Journal, starred review
With many jurisdictions considering whether or not to implement new assisted-death legislation, Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die is a timely look at the subject for teen readers who may not yet have had much experience with death and dying.
Readers are introduced to the topic of assisted dying through the author's own story. The issue continues to be hotly debated in families, communities and countries around the world, and there are no easy answers. Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die looks at the issue from multiple perspectives and encourages readers to listen with an open mind and a kind heart and reach their own conclusions.

About the authors

Nikki Tate was born in Birmingham, England, but spent her childhood roaming the globe. She is the author of nearly 20 books for young readers, many of which are about horses. Nikki has always enjoyed both writing and telling stories, as well as camping, kayaking and horseback riding. She currently hosts a book club called "Teens, Titles and Tate" on CBC Radio's All Points West. Nikki lives with her family (and her collection of goats, ponies, dogs, cats and assorted feathered friends) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Visit Nikki's website www.nikkitate.com for more information.

Nikki Tate's profile page

Belle Wuthrich is an illustrator and designer specializing in books for young readers. Based in Vancouver, Belle has contributed to more than a dozen books for kids, a number of which have won awards or been republished internationally, including the Montaigne Medal Award–winning Eyes and Spies: How You’re Tracked and Why You Should Know and the Silver Birch Award nominee Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food.

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets—Top Ten

Editorial Reviews

“An important work that fills a void, Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die honestly addresses one of the hardest realities of growing up.”

Quill & Quire

“A difficult, important topic, and Tate handles it gracefully. Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die may be controversial reading in some communities, but teens (and adults) need opportunities for the critical thinking and personal reflection that the book requires.”

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★ “Tate’s sprawling work is a fascinating guide that belongs in all middle school, high school, and public libraries. This resource will help tweens and teens looking to better understand death and dying for personal or academic purposes.”

School Library Journal, starred review

“Tate does an extraordinary job for her target audience making this book a must-have for an ethics class, a health class, a debate topic or a philosophy course.”

Must Read Lit: K thru YA

“[Tate] presents these complex questions in very accessible prose...Definitely a book that has a place in Grade 9-12 library collections...Tate doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, and she does an excellent job of posing many questions for consideration.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“For readers who want a balanced, thoughtful dive into a difficult issue, this has a lot to offer."

Booklist

“[An] accessible guide that respects the ability of teen readers to understand the nuances surrounding a complex topic. A thought-provoking, easy-to-understand resource.”

Kirkus Reviews

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