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The Complexities of Assisted Dying
Nonfiction Ages 12+
Pages: 176
Themes: assisted dying, medicine, controversy, law, morality
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 17/Sep/2019
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With many jurisdictions considering whether or not to implement new assisted-death legislation, Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die is a timely look at the subject for teen readers who may not yet have had much experience with death and dying.

Readers are introduced to the topic of assisted dying through the author's own story. The issue continues to be hotly debated in families, communities and countries around the world, and there are no easy answers. Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die looks at the issue from multiple perspectives and encourages readers to listen with an open mind and a kind heart and reach their own conclusions.

“For readers who want a balanced, thoughtful dive into a difficult issue, this has a lot to offer.
CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“[Tate] presents these complex questions in very accessible prose...Definitely a book that has a place in Grade 9-12 library collections...Tate doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, and she does an excellent job of posing many questions for consideration.”

Kirkus Reviews

“[An] accessible guide that respects the ability of teen readers to understand the nuances surrounding a complex topic. A thought-provoking, easy-to-understand resource.”

School Library Journal
★ “Tate’s sprawling work is a fascinating guide that belongs in all middle school, high school, and public libraries. This resource will help tweens and teens looking to better understand death and dying for personal or academic purposes.”

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