Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 18
- Grade: 4 to 6
- Reading age: 9 to 11
A brand new series to help adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.
The entertainment media is built on it, school hallways are full of it, but is gossip ever really acceptable? When does talking about others cross the line from thoughtful concern to harmful activity?
Gossip: Deal with it before word gets around looks at the damage gossip can cause to both its object and its perpetrators, ways to cope when a rumour is making the rounds, and what young people can do when the urge to participate in gossip feels irresistible. [Fry Reading Level 6.7
About the authors
CATHERINE RONDINA is a columnist and reporter for publications such as City Parent, Good Times, Post City Magazines and Canadian Living. Her writing for children has appeared in educational anthologies, literacy workbooks for students, and she is the co-author of a guide to professional baseball for women. She lives in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, with her husband and three children.
DAN WORKMAN is an illustrator and graphic artist who has been featured in such magazines as Chart, Faze, Gasoline and Musicworks. Dan is a graduate of the Interpretive Illustration Program at Sheridan College and currently resides in Toronto.
"Helpful, without being preachy, The Deal With It series is very timely. Recommended."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Other titles by Catherine Rondina
Fighting racism to become a hockey superstar and role model for athletes of colour
How a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender
Lighting Our World
A Year of Celebrations
Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You
Deal with it straight up
Deal with it if you please