Fake News

Separating Truth from Fiction

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term “fake news” actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to encompass a broad universe of news stories and marketing strategies ranging from outright lies, propaganda, and conspiracy theories to hoaxes, opinion pieces, and satire—all facilitated and manipulated by social media platforms. This title explores journalistic and fact-checking standards, Constitutional protections, and real-world case studies, helping readers identify the mechanics, perpetrators, motives, and psychology of fake news. A final chapter explores methods for assessing and avoiding the spread of fake news.

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978-1-5415-2814-7
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Category 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN052040, YAN030010, YAN035000
Dewey 070.4/3
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1190
ATOS Reading Level 8.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 501960
Accelerated Reader® Points 4.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

Reviews

Booklist

“[D]efines fake news, describes its insidious power, and provides relevant and accessible examples.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“A much-needed book for today’s youth.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“[T]imely and important. A must-have for libraries serving teens.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Michael Miller

Michael Miller is a prolific and best-selling writer. He has written more than 200 books over the past three decades on a variety of nonfiction topics. He graduated from Indiana University and worked in the publishing business. He lives in Minnesota with his wife Sherry.