Debunk It! Fake News Edition
How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation
We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites.
In this second edition, author John Grant uses ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He also points out the rhetorical tricks people use when attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, and offers advice about how to take these unscrupulous pundits down. Updated to include a chapter on fake news, Debunk It serves as a guide to critical thinking for young readers looking to find some clarity in a confusing world.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Social Studies, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Zest Books ™|
|Number of Pages||296|
- 2020 YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
“In an era of fake news, click-bait, and viral media, this book demands to be read.”—Kirkus Reviews
John R. Platt
“Debunk It! ain’t bunk—it’s the real deal on how anyone can learn to see through disinformation and find their way to the truth, regardless of the source or topic. In an era where too many people purposefully or unwillingly spread lies, misinformation and just plain old propaganda, this book offers a clear and actionable way forward to a better understanding of the world and our place in it. Plus it shines a light on some of the most vile examples of misinformation and gives you the straight story on some of today’s most lied-about issues. An essential book for our modern era.”—John R. Platt, editor, The Revelator
Author: John Grant
John Grant is author of about seventy books, including the highly successful Discarded Science, Corrupted Science, and Denying Science. He has received two Hugo Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, and a number of other international literary awards.