Literature: "Nothing To Lose" by Alex Flinn
These websites are related to the novel, “Nothing to Lose” by Alex Flynn. Several of the sites deal with author biographical information, related books by the author, and student discussion guides. There are also links to the juvenile court system, the theme of justice, and domestic violence.
"Nothing to Lose" Discussion Questions
This two-page PDF includes discussion questions for "Nothing to Lose" by Alex Finn.
Alex Flinn Website
This site contain biographical information, booktalks, a Reader Study Guide written by the author, and read-alikes for further reading. Additional information on other books by this author is available.
Read Write ThinK: That's Not Fair!
See this classroom activity where students can select and research a court case dealing with civil liberties.
This site provides information for many areas of law. Juvenile Law falls under "Criminal Law". The history of the juvenile justice system is given along with eight other areas relating to juvenile law. NOTE: This site contains ads for obtaining a lawyer.
Domestic Abuse Project (DAP)
This organization has worked for over 30 years to promote safe and healthy family relationships by stopping domestic violence as it occurs and working to prevent it in the future. This site contains case studies of victims of domestic abuse and links to domestic abuse sites.
MedlinePlus-National Institute of Health (NIH)
This extensive site contains health related topics. Click on the link "Domestic Violence" to see a short video explaining issues related to this topic and related topics.
Read statements concerning patterns of domestic violence, how to seek help, and links to additional sites. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Telling Amy's Story
Hosted by actress and activist Mariska Hargitay, and told by detective Deirdri Fishel, "Telling Amy's Story" follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001. A 15-minute overview is available with contact information for the Public Service DVD and discussion tools.
The National Domestic Violence HOTLINE
This site provides resources for persons in abusive situations. Current news regarding domestic violence is provided through links which include video trailers.
Helpguide.org "A Trusted Non-Profit Resource"
This site provides a variety of resources and information for mental and emotional health, family and relationships, healthy living and seniors and aging. Related links are included for each topic. National Domestic Abuse Hotline is provided.