Frequently Asked Questions About Gangs and Urban Violence Frequently Asked Questions About Social Networking Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Literacy Frequently Asked Questions About Plagiarism

Gr 7 Up—These books cover a range of topics that are probably more of interest to teachers than to the target audience of teenagers who read at a fifth- or sixth-grade level. They are informative and reasonably attractive and say all the things that adults want kids to hear. Gangs provides solid background material about a topic that will interest some teens. Social Networking takes a conversational tone and includes advice on how to be safe online. Plagiarism contains some compelling and newsworthy examples of the practice among well-known writers and musicians. The driest title is Financial Literacy, which discusses stocks, bonds, credit cards, taxes, and insurance. Full-color photos appear throughout. None of the titles will fly off the shelves, but they could prove useful where hi/lo titles are needed.—Marcia Kochel, The Galloway School, Atlanta, GA

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