The Resource It's just a plant : a children's story about marijuana, (electronic resource)

It's just a plant : a children's story about marijuana, (electronic resource)

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It's just a plant : a children's story about marijuana
Title
It's just a plant
Title remainder
a children's story about marijuana
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Language
eng
Summary
"Part of a growing category of books that attempt to explain difficult and complex topics to children, simply. Whether you're looking at Death Is Stupid, by Anastasia Higginbotham, or A is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara, children's fiction is much less likely to shy away from topics that were previously reserved for those considered to be 'adults,' or to cloud those topics in euphemisms." --Literary Hub, selected by Molly Odintz for LitHub Recommends "As controversial as the topic may seem for a kids' book, [Cortés is]...right. It's crucial for parents to be open and educate their kids about marijuana (and any other drugs, really) in a factual, non-judgmental way--especially if parents are using themselves. After all, keeping drugs' existence a mystery is only going to spark curious kids' interests further." --SheKnows "We've all heard the sentiment that the more we keep our kids away from something and paint it as 'dangerous' or 'bad,' the more likely they are to be interested in whatever that is. The same can be said for conversations like his--if we avoid or brush off any questions relating to marijuana for our kids, they're going to get the information from somewhere and it just feels a whole lot safer knowing they're getting the right information from you--or a book like this." --Fatherly "The fact is, kids who have parents who talk to them openly and respectfully about tough subjects are better able to navigate the chaos of the teen and young adult years. And for that reason, I am so here for this book." --Momtastic Included in Leafy's 50 Stoner Books to Beat the Self-Isolation Blues Included in Publishers Weekly's Spring 2020 Children's Sneak Previews Included in Booklist's Spring 2020 Youth Preview "The book succeeds in helping parents send two important messages: marijuana has a long history and various uses, and whereas adults can use it responsibly, it is not to be used by children." --from the afterword by Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD "It's Just a Plant gives a glimpse of what enlightened drug education could be." --Dr. Andrew Weil, author, founder of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine "I highly recommend this little book...It's a jewel." --Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the Drug Policy Alliance "Funny...offbeat...a riot, with a series of characters explaining the glory of cannabis to a young girl and her mother." --New York Post "Ricardo Cortés, an author and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York, is a pioneer in the genre [of children's books on cannabis]...He was active in drug policy reform advocacy and wanted a tool to help people look at pot from a new perspective." --Merry Jane It's Just a Plant is a children's book that follows the journey of a young girl as she learns about the marijuana plant from a cast of characters including her parents, a local farmer, a doctor, and a police officer. Marijuana can be hard to talk about. Many parents have tried it, millions use it, and most feel awkward about disclosing such histories (often ducking the question), for fear that telling kids the truth might encourage them to experiment too. Meanwhile, the "drug facts" children learn in school can be more frightening than educational, blaming pot for everything from teenage pregnancy to terrorism. A child's first awareness of drugs should come from a better source. It's Just a Plant is a story for parents who want to discuss the complexities of pot with their kids in a thoughtful, fact-oriented manner. The book also features an afterword by Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD, founder of the Safety First Project for drug education and director emerita of the San Francisco office of the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cortés, Ricardo
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Electronic books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
It's just a plant : a children's story about marijuana, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781617758218
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13249065
Publisher number
MWT13249065
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
It's just a plant : a children's story about marijuana, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781617758218
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13249065
Publisher number
MWT13249065
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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