Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 10 to 13
- Grade: 5 to 8
- Reading age: 10 to 13
Who is watching you… and why? Written for middle-grade and older readers, Eyes and Spies looks at the way information and data about us is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Each chapter covers one aspect of the subject, from data collection to computer surveillance to personal privacy. Arguments for both increased security and increased privacy are offered, which encourages readers to think critically about issues and decide for themselves. The book asks three simple questions: Who’s watching, and why? Where is the line between public and private? How can you keep your secrets to yourself? “Creepy Line” sidebars highlight controversial real-life scenarios and ask readers where they would set their own boundaries. Action Alerts encourage readers to find out more about how surveillance & data mining affects them. Other topics include how students are tracked at school; cyberbullying, and cyber safety. Colour illustrations and a dynamic design make this an enlightening and engaging read.
About the authors
Tanya Lloyd Kyi
grew up in Creston, B.C. She began her writing career as a high school poet, producing pages and pages of work that her mother loved and her best friend religiously archived (possibly for a future blackmailing scheme). The original edition of Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World was Tanya's first book for young readers. She has since published nine other titles, including Canadian Boys Who Rocked The World, which was short-listed for the Silver Birch Award by the Ontario Library Association. Tanya now lives in Vancouver, B.C.
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.
AWARDS won & REVIEW QUOTES for other books by Tanya Lloyd Kyi:
Extreme Battlefields …”unusual of theme and gratifyingly broad of both historical and geographical scope —Kirkus Reviews, 02/17/16
“High interest and thorough, it will delight military-history buffs.” Booklist on-line, 05/01/16
Green Book Festival Award 2017 Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination
DNA Detective “This enticing and informative book doesn’t shy away from ethics and controversy …” —The Booklist Reader, 05/18/16 Best Bets List, Top Ten, Ontario Library Association Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Science in Society Book Award finalist, Canadian Science Writers’ Association Information Book Award finalist, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Red Cedar Award finalist, B.C.
When the Worst Happens “ … a thrilling, well-sourced book, ideal for research or for browsing.” —School Library Journal, 08/14
“Kyi’s fresh voice will have readers picturing themselves in the shoes of these real-life survivors.” —Kirkus Reviews, 08/20/14
Silver Birch Award, Honour Book, Ontario Library Association 2016 Rocky Mountain Book Award finalist Golden Oak Award nomination, Ontario Library Association
Other titles by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
When You Meet a Dragon
Bompa's Insect Expedition
What Will I Discover?
How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good
Based on the true story of a fearless ninja and her network of female spies
Prince of Pot
When the Worst Happens
Extraordinary Stories of Survival
50 Body Questions
A Book That Spills Its Guts
Anywhere but Here
La otra vida de Caz
(My Time as Caz Hazard)
Other titles by Belle Wuthrich
Be a Nature Explorer!
Outdoor Activities and Adventures
Flooding, Climate Change and Our New World
The Wearable-Tech Revolution
Urgent Message from a Hot Planet
Navigating the Climate Crisis
It Takes Guts
How Your Body Turns Food Into Fuel (and Poop)
The Disability Experience
Working Toward Belonging
Changing Minds on Mental Health
Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die
The Complexities of Assisted Dying
An Infographic Exploration of Food
A Visual Exploration