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An engaging introduction to debating skills. Kids are used to disagreeing with rules - not that anyone ever listens. But what if there was a way of disagreeing that worked? What if kids could change adults' minds? Welcome to debating! Here, kids follow along as two debaters on opposing sides tackle five hot-button issues. They go step-by-step through the debate process, from constructing an argument to rebutting an opponent. Then, readers get to pick a side - and they just might surprise themselves! Debating wins! The jury is in: Debating is smart. It's logical. And it's perfect for winning arguments. What kid could resist that?
An engaging introduction to debating skills that teaches kids how to take a stand - and win! Kids are used to disagreeing with rules - not that anyone ever listens. But what if there was a way of disagreeing that worked? What if there was a way kids could change adults' minds? Welcome to debating! This book can help kids master exactly how it's done. As two debaters on opposing sides tackle each of five hot-button issues - chores, screen time, eating vegetables, bedtime and doing homework - readers follow along, step-by-step, and learn the ins and outs of doing research, constructing an argument and rebutting an opponent's case. Then, after each debate, readers get to decide which side they're on - and they just might surprise themselves! It turns out, making a smart and logical argument is a perfect formula for getting your way! What kid can resist? While everyone else tells kids not to argue, award-winning author Tanya Lloyd Kyi says go for it - the right way - in this lively and thought-provoking book. The well-researched content covers the entire debating process: resolution, opening statement, research, rebuttal and closing argument. It also includes key tips about debating and public speaking, choosing terminology, the importance of deep listening and how to select quality sources. Skills taught - critical thinking, research, media literacy, constructing a persuasive argument - link directly to the social studies inquiry process. Colorful, eye-catching art on every page by Chanelle Nibbelink features a diverse cast of characters and adds visual appeal.
Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the author of more than twenty-five books for children and adults, including This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes, Under Pressure and Mya's Strategy to Save the World. Tanya lives with her husband and two teenagers in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Chanelle Nibbelink is a Canadian American illustrator from California, currently based in Utah. She has an Honors Bachelor of Illustration from Sheridan College. When she's not drawing, Chanelle can be spotted rollerblading, practicing yoga, playing ukulele or falling asleep to a book. Chantelle lives in Draper, Utah.
A must-read primer for change.—Kirkus Reviews, starred review (Praise for This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes)
A worthwhile purchase ... that will help readers recognize, understand, and eradicate stereotypes.—School Library Journal (Praise for This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes)
Alongside Drew Shannon's colourful illustrations [Lloyd Kyi] encapsulates key sociological and scientific research on racism and stereotyping.—New York Times (Praise for This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes)