Teens explore the history of the social media boom from a journalistic viewpoint to understand the technological advancements that led to widespread internet use and the impact social media has on the spread of information.
Part of the Odysseys in Recent Events series
Empower young people to become informed citizens with a journalistic view into the people, events, and issues affecting our world. Each volume takes a comprehensive dive into its topic, providing advanced readers with a depth of knowledge and insights, and encouraging further research and study. The sophisticated design features striking photos and multiple sidebars provide relevant examples for additional discussion and thought. The informational text promotes critical thinking and awareness of global issues.
This informative series provides essential research material on global events from recent decades. Each topic is placed in historical context; for example, the author asks readers to consider Martin Luther’s theses as “going viral” while discussing social media, and gives background material about refugee crises and destructive storms while explaining those subjects. The text is information-heavy, but surrounded by plenty of white space, full-page photos, and sidebars, all of which help to break up the text. The accompanying photos are expertly chosen to grab readers’ attention and bring moments in history to life. The books include a glossary, bibliography, and index. VERDICT This is excellent research material for current events.
–School Library Journal, 04/01/2023