Scandalous!

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 List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-54768-733-9
$23.99 $17.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS YAN039020, YAN052040, YAN028000
Features Awards, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Awards

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

Reviews

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.