Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 14
- Grade: 5
- Reading age: 10 to 11
Can you say anything you want? Should you?
Everyone has rights but navigating your rights can be difficult. You have the right to freedom of expression but there are many places where this freedom is limited by laws, rules and regulations, or even customs such as good manners.
By exploring the viewpoints of The Censor, The Speechmaker and The Witness, this book will help you navigate issues of how to express identity and opinion.
- Freedom of Expression 101 defines rights, freedom of expression and censorship
- Dear Conflict Counsellor offers real-life problems and solutions
- Quizzes test your ability to identify censorship and how to deal with issues around freedom of expression
- A resource guide puts helpful organizations, books and websites at your fingertips
About the authors
DANIELLE S. MCLAUGHLIN was Director of Education for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Education Trust from 1988 to 2016. Recipient of the Law Foundation of Ontario Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship, she was a visiting fellow at the University of Windsor's Faculty of Education. Danielle designed, developed and delivered the Teaching Civil Liberties and Civil Liberties in the Schools programs for students from kindergarten to high school, faculties of education, and law schools. She is co-author with Reuben McLaughlin of the That's Not Fair! videos, and author of That's Not Fair! Getting to Know Your Rights and Freedoms. Danielle also blogs for Ryerson University's Centre for Freedom of Expression and Huffington Post Canada. She lives in Toronto.
PARIS ALLEYNE is a Toronto-based comic-book artist. He has done work as a colourist for Ninja Turtle, Ghostbuster, GI Joe, Captain Canuck, and Riftworld comics. His art has appeared in Black Comix Returns and his own independent Haven comics. Paris lives in Toronto.
"The accessible language of the text is meant to appeal to pre-teen and teenage readers ... Teachers and counselors might find this book useful as a discussion starter."
"Spotlights real-life situations that young readers will be able to relate to."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials