Body Image and the Media

Body Image and the Media

by Celeste Conway
     
 

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Are you a fan of video games, books, and TV? The Hot Topics in Media series explores these topics and more. Arm yourself with the facts on banned books, violence in video games, and other hot topics, and become a better-informed media consumer. Learn about each cool topic's history, major aspects, and key debates, and draw your own conclusions.

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Are you a fan of video games, books, and TV? The Hot Topics in Media series explores these topics and more. Arm yourself with the facts on banned books, violence in video games, and other hot topics, and become a better-informed media consumer. Learn about each cool topic's history, major aspects, and key debates, and draw your own conclusions.

Core Library is the must-have line of nonfiction books for supporting the Common Core State Standards for grades 3-6.

Core Library features:

A wide variety of high-interest topics

Well-researched, clearly written informational text

Primary sources with accompanying questions

Multiple prompts and activities for writing, reading, and critical thinking

Charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
How you think and feel about your physical self is your body image. Boys as well as girls are affected. According to www.letsmove.gov, American kids spend approximately 7.5 hours a day using computers, TV, video games and other electronic media. Of these, three to four hours are watching television with 3,000 advertisements. Thinness is what is valued in all of this exposure. Even children eight to ten years old view skinny bodies as happy, kind, and smart. Muscles are desirable for boys. Action figures such as GI Joe have become more muscled through the years. If he were real, his biceps larger than any other body builders in history. As bad as some media has been promoting the super thin there have been campaigns such as Dove's Evolution of Beauty, to combat it. National Institutes of Health has other programs. The best part of the book are the parts that encourage the reader to decide how they feel about an issue such as the media or body image and write a short persuasive essay about it. Another one is where the reader could list two or three ways the media affects the way they read a fashion magazine. The reader is encouraged to think back about the new words they have learned by reading this book. This is an incredible resource for any tween or teen doing a research paper or just learning about the issue. This is a book that should be in libraries and pediatrician offices. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617837821
Publisher:
Abdo Group
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
802,244
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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