Off Target Book Author Tackles Issue of Gun Safety in Realistic Fiction for Fifth Grade Through Junior High Students, Teachers and Parents

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What should a teenager do if a friend shows them a loaded gun? What would they do if they knew someone planned to take a gun to school? Jill Ammon Vanderwood writes about gun safety and the dangers of kids playing with an unsecured loaded gun and lets the reader decide the outcome.

Off Target: The Path You Choose #1 is a realistic book about gun safety with thirteen possible endings. The reader decides whether to report the gun, take the gun so no one gets hurt or keep their mouth shut, so they can have a chance to shoot the gun the next day. This is a work of fiction about gun safety and shows many consequences of kids playing around with an unsecured loaded gun. The reader determines the outcome by the choices they make while reading the story.

    In one story, the son of the gun owner takes the gun to school. When his friends are too chicken to stop him, he goes into the lunch room and threatens the bullies who are making his life miserable.

Off Target outlines the possible consequences to both kids and the parents who keep an unsecured loaded gun in the reach of minors. This book also includes statistics about children and guns in the United States, from the Gifford Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. https://lawcenter.giffords.org/

This eye-opening book is intended to help kids learn lessons about gun safety and know the consequences for their choices. In the real world, young children are being seriously hurt or killed by unsecured loaded guns. While minors are taking guns to school and still others are committing suicide, there is a need for parents and their kids to know that handling guns is serious business and guns should not be placed in the reach of minors, without adult supervision.

Jill Ammon Vanderwood is the author of ten books for children and young adults. She is the 2008 Writer of the Year through the League of Utah Writers, the winner of three Gold Quill awards and one Silver Quill from the League of Utah Writers, Silver winner of the Mom’s Choice Awards, Indie Excellence Award Winner and USA Book News: Best Book award.
Jill is available to speak at schools, libraries and church groups.

Jill Ammon Vanderwood is making a difference for the next generation.

Author: Jill Ammon Vanderwood
Illustrators Kerah Diez and Trevor Brown
Off Target: The Path You Choose #1
Published: January 28, 2019
Idea Creation Press
ISBN # 9781948804080
Available on Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, and BarnesandNoble.com
Available to order through Ingram or Baker and Taylor

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