Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

by Deborah Cristfield
     
 

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Gr 5-9-Bandon includes definitions of both date and acquaintance rape, and offers sound, positive suggestions for young men and women for avoiding rape situations and getting help when they occur. First-person accounts and fact blocks are interspersed with the text. Discussions are general, with little specific or graphic descriptions about body parts or violent actions, but essential information (what constitutes rape and who is at fault) is simply and emphatically stated. Eating Disorders presents a brief overview of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and overeating, giving a description of the characteristics of each disorder and discussing some possible causes, concluding with a chapter about getting help. The expository text is broken up by pages and partial pages describing a specific disorder, lists of symptoms, or short ``Did you know...?'' statements. In both books, reading level and format are accessible to reluctant readers. Black-and-white photographs and computer-generated cartoons break up the text and add interest. Several books, most of which target an older audience and cover the subjects in greater depth, are available about both subjects. These titles may be useful where easy-to-read material is needed.-Lois McCulley, Wichita Falls High School, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896868076
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Series:
Update Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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