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Teen rights : at home, at school, online
Kowalski, Kathiann M., 1955-
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, [2000]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses the legal rights of teenagers in a variety of situations, such as health care decisions, school drug testing and discrimination, and using the Internet, and cites examples of court cases that deal with these issues.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.3 3.0 36123.
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HQ796 .K683 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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-- These over-100-page titles present the facts and analyze some of the most controversial topics in today's news.
-- Offers excellent and up-to-date information for reports or debates.
-- Helps teenagers to begin developing critical thinking skills.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. This new, very readable title from the Issues in Focus series successfully covers many topics affecting teens. Initially, Kowalski eases young readers into the arguments with high-profile examples like gymnast Dominique Moceanu's emancipation from her parents. He then stirs up just the right level of controversy to hook readers in the "Teen Rights at Home" section. In its six subsequent chapters, this slim but thorough volume explores the legal arguments concerning teens and their bodies, school rules, freedom of expression, the Internet, curfews, and juvenile detention. In general, Kowalski's neutral tone and well-balanced arguments from credible sources will allow readers to draw their own conclusions about each issue. Most of the consistently footnoted examples come from court cases of the mid-to late-1990s, and nearly every section describes at least one case in which the decision was still pending at press time. Help lines, a glossary, and extensive chapter notes add to the work's value for both academic and personal research. --Roger Leslie

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-An informative, readable, balanced view of the rights and responsibilities of today's teens. Using anecdotes and citing important legal cases, Kowalski outlines what treatment young people can expect by law from their parents, schools, employers, the medical profession, and the courts. She addresses freedom-of-expression issues, dress codes, curfews, and Internet usage. Black-and-white photos help illuminate the discussions. Chapters are well organized and labeled with clear wrap-ups at the end, and the writing is brisk and entertaining. The book concludes with a helpful glossary, a list of organizations that can be contacted for information or help, and an extensive bibliography. More balanced and objective than Elaine Landau's Your Legal Rights (Walker, 1995) and less detailed than Thomas Jacobs's What Are My Rights (Free Spirit, 1997), this relatively slim volume is packed with vital information and will be used extensively by students and staff.- Mary R. Hofmann, Rivera Middle School, Merced, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.