The Opioid Epidemic and the Addiction Crisis
From the Series Issues in Action (Read Woke ™ Books)
The US has seen an alarming rise in the numbers of people addicted to and overdosing on opioid drugs, including oxycodone, codeine, fentanyl, and heroin. Learn about history of the opioid crisis, the science behind addiction, and how people help those in danger.
Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Read Woke ™ Books|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF024100, JNF053070, JNF053040|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||Z|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Timeline, and eSource|
Note: Accelerated Reader® values are estimates.