50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends)

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

Do you love a good scandal? This book includes 50 juicy pop culture, political, and entertainment-related scandals complete with photos, event synopses, and a look at why each one went down in history and how it continues to influence us today. Other features include famous quotes and a section on where the players are now. Teens will get the dish on:
Milli Vanilli’s lip-syncing
the Clinton-Lewinsky affair
the Biggie and Tupac murders
the Kent State shooting
the OJ Simpson Murder trial
Patty Hearst’s kidnapping
And more!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN028000, YAN039020, YAN052040
Features Awards, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents


  • ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Gold, Winner, 2013
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nominee, Nominated, 2013


Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining, insightful, and thorough guide to events that, for better or worse, have riveted the nation.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Catnip for scandal junkies, with a bit of historical perspective stirred in.”—Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“History has never been so much fun.”—School Library Journal

Author: Hallie Fryd

Hallie Fryd is a writer living in Oakland, California. She studied history at Carnegie Mellon University and writes frequently about history and pop culture. She grew up in a Quaker suburb of Philadelphia, but dislikes weather—which brought her to the temperate climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. When not writing, or trying to recount historical episodes with wild gesticulations, she works as a social media manager for the brain training company, Lumosity. Hallie is the author of Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Foreword Reviews Gold Medal Book of the Year Winner in 2012.