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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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Plastics Dependency

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
tagged: media studies, environmental conservation & protection

We use it every day in products as varied as prescription drugs, toys, and toothbrushes. In less than a century, plastics have become integral to our daily lives. But plastic waste also clogs Earth’s oceans and other water bodies. Research has shown that microplastics have even accumulated in our bodies. This timely book investigates our increasi …

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Universal Health Care

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

The World Health Organization defines Universal Health Care (UHC) as all individuals and communities receiving the health services needed without suffering financial hardship. Of the 33 developed countries in the world, 32 have some form of Universal Health Care. Over 800 million people around the world spent 10 percent or more of their household b …

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Legalizing Marijuana

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
tagged: media studies, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

A hundred years ago, marijuana was considered a threat to civil order and mental health. Today, recreational marijuana is legal in two countries: Canada and Uruguay. More countries are expected to follow—some in an attempt to reduce underage use of the drug. In the United States, marijuana is legal for recreational use in 11 states and in 33 for …

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Education Equality

by Heather C. Hudak
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
tagged: media studies, school & education

The 2019 college admissions scandal in the United States, where more and 50 people were involved in a $25 million dollar bribery scheme, brought the issue of equality and equity in education to public attention in a shocking way. But education equality is about more than college admissions. This thoughtful book examines the issue of public educatio …

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Oil and Pipelines

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
tagged: media studies

How have oil and energy pipelines become one of the most divisive political issues today? Using fact-based analysis, this title explores the issues that have sparked environmental and economic debate and protest. Teacher’s guide available.

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