Body Decoration

From the Series On the Radar: Street Style

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Shocking or beautiful, body decoration can make people stop and stare. Make sure it’s on your radar!

Inside you’ll find these features:

The History Bit
Discover why body decoration is nothing new.

Five-Minute Interview
Crystals, glitter, flowers, and animal prints—a nail artist explains why she adores her job.

Star Story
Meet TV star and tattoo artist Kat von D!

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.4
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF053000, JNF006030
Dewey 391.6'5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.625
Lexile 990
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 148969
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, and Reviewed

Author: Adam Sutherland

Adam Sutherland is an experienced writer of nonfiction, specializing in popular culture, current affairs, and new technology.


The Horn Book Guide

“Edgy topics with ‘pros and cons’ will provoke discussion. The daring art represents whimsical self-expression in a variety of wacky forms. The chaotic page design may challenge some readers. The many flavors of hip ‘street style’ include branding (like Coke and Apple), street art, tattoos, piercings, and spray paintings. Is it attractive? Is it legal? Readers can judge for themselves.” —The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Each of these hi/lo titles focuses on a different aspect of popular culture…. They contain short but interesting interviews with leading figures and discussions of trends.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple


“As body decoration—including nail art, hair fashion, piercings, makeup, and tattoos—continues to become more popular, readers can turn to this entry in the On the Radar: Street Style series for more information…. Bright colors and patterned backdrops are the perfect accompaniment to this book that brings acceptance to alternative body images.” —Booklist