NONFICTION

Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction

112p. bibliog. index. notes. photos. Twenty-First Century. Jan. 2019. Tr $37.32. ISBN 9781541528147.
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Gr 8 Up—A much-needed book for today's youth. Miller educates readers about two types of fake news—and how to tell the difference between them and how to take action against them. Fake news is defined by Miller as the abundance of websites and other media containing partially and completely fictitious stories often shared through social media, and also as the trend of powerful people labeling stories that cast them in a negative light as "fake news" despite its veracity. While the text of this title is written with young people in mind, the large blocks of text, sporadic use of photos, and the social media examples showcased (Facebook and Twitter, rather than, say, Instagram), resemble a textbook more than a title that teens might read for personal fulfillment. Still, there aren't many contemporary books for this age group on this important subject.
VERDICT A useful addition to classroom and large public libraries.

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