Knowing what to make of topics like immigration and climate change can be tough. THINK FOR YOURSELF teaches middle schoolers how to ask questions, evaluate evidence, and consider all sides of an issue to come to a well-informed conclusion. From learning how to recognize doctored articles online to avoiding common pitfalls like stereotyping, this is a nonjudgmental and nonpartisan guide to how to think in a world dominated by fake news, social media, and divided opinions.
Andrea Debbink is an award-winning writer and editor who's been writing for children for the past decade. As a former editor at American Girl, she specialized in creating content that helped young readers explore their creative potential including crafts, recipes, and biographies. Andrea lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information on her work visit andreadebbink.com.
Aaron Meshon illustrates and designs for magazines, advertisements, children's products, murals, food trucks, and books that can be found all over the world. Aaron's first children's book: Take Me out to the Yakyu was an Ezra Jack Keats Book Honor Winner. When not making books or drawing, Aaron teaches illustration at The School of Visual Arts. Someday, Aaron would like to sell his products from a small sweet potato truck in rural Japan. Currently Aaron lives with his wife, son and their French Bulldog, Chubu, in Brooklyn, New York.