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Deal with it using what you have inside

By Kat Mototsune, Illustrated by Ben Shannon

$24.95 Hardback
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Series: Lorimer Deal With It

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As long as there have been girls in schools, there have been cliques -- a particularly malicious and subtle form of bullying that isn't always recognized for what it is. And with the growing role of social media, their mean-spirited goals have only become easier to achieve.

Cliques: Deal with it using what you have inside, the latest book in the Deal With It series, offers young readers up-to-date discussions about: distinguishing groups from cliques, inclusion/exclusion, gossip, cyber-bullying, self esteem, and peer pressure. The book directly addresses the problem of cliques, and provides many practical tips on how to identify, confront, and overcome it -- with style. The text is written to be comfortable for every reader, whether on the inside making trouble for someone else, on the outside, or a bystander wondering what to do. Quizzes, comics, and graphic novel-style illustration help make this book a fun and accessible way to approach an often difficult-to-address problem.

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Commended - One of the Year's Best -- Resource Links - 2011

Illustrated with numerous color cartoons, this title in the Deal with It series uses an interactive format to dramatize the contemporary teen social scene and raise moral questions about what it means to do the right thing.
Great for group discussion, this title's lists of do's and don'ts will spark debate precisely because the book captures how hard it can be to identify what is right and act accordingly.

- Hazel Rochman Booklist Online (US)

"Using colour, changes in print size and lots of illustrations throughout, the concept of "cliques" is explored in a format designed to appeal to the target age group."

- Diana Mumford Canadian Teacher Magazine

KAT MOTOTSUNE is a former editor at ChickaDEE Magazine and OWL Books. She has edited dozens of critically acclaimed non-fiction and education books for children. She lives in Toronto. BEN SHANNON is a Toronto-based illustrator and musician. His work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Wired, National Geographic World, and The Globe and Mail.

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Cliques: Deal With It Resource Guide



Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 32 pages
Publication Date: 15th December 2010
ISBN: 9781552775455
Format: 11in x 8.5in
50+ colour illustrations

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 1st January 2015
ISBN: 9781552775462
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YX, YXS
BISAC Code:  JNF053010, JNF053060, JNF053110
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9

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Deal With It Series

Deal With It

A conflict resolution series to help kids with today's important issues

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Series features

  • Focus on issues kids face every day
  • Illustrations feature a diverse group of students, reflecting today's school reality
  • Kid-friendly language is complemented by engaging graphic novel style illustrations
  • Teaching strategies developed in class by experienced teachers

"It is the visual format and illustrations that make this series so appealing and kid friendly. The information, straight-forward talk and behavior-challenging questions are well done, but the art will surely make youth pick up these books."
- Voice of Youth AdvocatesĀ (VOYA)

Deal With It titles provide kids with the tools they need to think for themselves and deal with today's most important issues. Each book examines all sides of the conflict, and offers practical tips for coping with these situations.