Media Censorship

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This title gives readers a balanced look at the issue of media censorship and the surrounding arguments. Readers will learn about different types of censorship, such as movie ratings and censorship in libraries, at schools, and in the press. Common arguments, such as the First Amendment are explained, as well as laws surrounding censorship and famous court cases. Also covered are major groups in the debate, such as ACLU, ALA, MPAA, and AFA, and their arguments. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Viewpoints is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF060000, JNF043000, JNF053200
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2009-08-01
ISBN 9781604535334, 9781617852855
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 344.7305
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
ATOS Reading Level 8.4
ATOS Interest Level MG+
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 133892
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Essential Viewpoints Set 4 – School Library Journal

The titles succeed in providing balanced viewpoints, successfully incorporating historical information with current concerns. Teaching Intelligent Design and Genetically Modified Foods both do a particularly good job placing the controversy in a social, economic, and political context. Useful for reports.

Author: Kekla Magoon