Examines trends in teenage violence and discusses possible ways of preventing it.
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Gr 7 Up-Mooney defines teen violence, discusses its causes and influences and addresses ways to prevent it. Stewart focuses on increasing dropout rates throughout the country and what can be done to stem this alarming trend. The chapters in both texts are succinct and easy to understand. They are packed with statistics, primary-source quotes, and colorful charts and graphs to help readers understand the severity of the problems addressed. The topics are presented in a nonthreatening format and, despite the books' slim size, contain a plethora of information on the topics at hand. These volumes are prime starting points for research or class discussion. The almost-conversational tone makes them palatable for general readers and the content is well organized to include further information for interested students and teachers about advocacy groups, websites for further research, and related organizations. Great choices for both middle and high school libraries.-Tammy Turner, Centennial High School, Frisco, TXα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.From Booklist:
The Compact Research: Teenage Problems series does a fine job of explaining some of the more serious dilemmas teens face. The books will be used almost exclusively for reports, but they ably keep readers’ interest thanks to the primary-source quotes that pepper the text. Teen Violence looks at the reasons for the phenomenon, considers such issues as media influence, and speculates on how violence can be stopped. Bullying and violence around dating are also discussed. The series design makes way for plenty of color charts and graphs. Listings of advocacy groups, related organizations, source notes, and a bibliography will extend the report writers’ reach. Even those just looking for something to help with schoolwork may be touched by the information here. Grades 9-12. --Ilene Cooper
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Book Description Referencepoint Press, 2012. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11160152496X
Book Description 2012. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Library Binding. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 96 pages. 0.340. Bookseller Inventory # 9781601524966