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Mad for Ads

How Advertising Gets (and Stays) in Our Heads

by Erica Fyvie, illustrated by Ian Turner
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 7
tagged: media studies, psychology

This amusing and engaging behind-the-scenes look at advertising and its influence will help kids decode the ads that surround them every day and make smart decisions.

For children growing up in an advertising-saturated world, here's an eye-opening explanation of what advertising is, how it works and why that matters. The book covers the components o …

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Digital Data Security

by Heather C. Hudak
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
tagged: media studies

The online world is an environment full of opportunity—and risks. Social networks and online shopping sites encourage users to share personal information about themselves, but this can expose them to Identity spoofing and theft. Digital Data Security explores the many issues involved with cyber security, how companies combat hackers, and and how …

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Immigration and Refugees

by Heather C. Hudak
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
tagged: media studies

More than 65 million people are displaced in the world today and at least 17 million are refugees. This topical title addresses the issues surrounding how the world, and western countries in particular, deal with the overwhelming scale of refugees and immigrants flooding across borders.

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Human Rights Journalism

by Diane Dakers
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: media studies

This fascinating book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about human rights. Stories include journalists exposing slave labor used in other countries for the sea food we buy, child labor in Mexico's coffee fields, and fraud by doctors to deny coal miners their health benefits. Readers will gain an understan …

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Environmental Journalism

by Diane Dakers
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: media studies

This informative title describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about the environment. Stories include journalists following a trail of electronic waste to Africa, chemical pollution by a company affecting people's health, and unfair use of water resources. Readers will gain an understanding of the research proce …

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Health Care Journalism

by Diane Dakers
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: media studies

This timely book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about health care. Stories include journalists exposing wrongdoing by drug companies, neglect of dying patients in by hospice home-care providers, and lead-poisoning from drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Readers will gain an understanding of the research …

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Earthrise

Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

by James Gladstone, illustrated by Christy Lundy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: discoveries, media studies, astronomy, 20th century

1968 was a year of unrest: many nations were at war. People marched for peace, fairness, and freedom. At the same time, the Apollo 8 crew was about to go farther into space than anyone had gone before—to the moon.
As they surveyed the moon’s surface, astronauts aboard Apollo 8 looked up just when Earth was rising out of the darkness of space. …

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