Links and Publications

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In February 2019, James Lorimer & Company released Danielle’s book, Freedom of Expression: Deal With It. This graphic style book is suitable for kids in grades 5-9. It helps them to discuss what happens when one person’s freedom of expression competes with other people’s feelings or fears.


Listen to the podcast of the book launch: Learning When NOT to Shut Up! at the Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University on 17 April 2019.

Danielle is the author of That’s Not Fair! Getting to Know Your Rights and Freedoms published by Kids Can Press in 2016. Kirkus Review said “…this collection of six stories about a diverse democratic city and its governing body frames some of the very important conversations that adults need to have with children about rights and freedoms and accepting difference. …A solid civics and civil-liberties primer.”


Danielle and her son Reuben McLaughlin co-wrote the stories and scripts for the videos on the website That’s Not Fair! The website is great for kids from 7-11 and includes lesson plans, resources and simple video games.

Civics for Kids  is a series of very short human rights and civil liberties scenarios on the TVO Teach Ontario website. Each story has discussion questions for primary school aged children and their grown-ups.

A video of Danielle’s 2013 talk about teaching civil liberties, recorded at the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education, can be found here.

Danielle’s cover story The King of Denmark and the Naked Mole Rat published in Education Canada in 2012 can be found here.

From 2013 to 2018, Danielle wrote a monthly blog on teaching and democracy on the Huffington Post Canada website.

She continues to contribute blogs to the Centre for Freedom of Expression at Ryerson University