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Gr 5–7—According to the time line in the first book, graffiti can be traced back to 60,000 BCE and paintings on cave walls. A note on the contents page states that it is illegal to draw on other people's property without permission. The different types of graffiti described are interesting, and some of the artwork is beautiful. A section on problems talks about ugly tags (short nicknames), the expense of cleanup, and how some cities have legal graffiti walls. Journals encourages readers to write as a way to express their feelings. It describes different types of journals and blogs. A page on Internet safety and the danger of downloading material encourages adult supervision. Recording is a must-read for any aspiring musician. A brief history is followed by a discussion of modern techniques, and technical terms are explained in simple language. Fun activities include designing a label. Screenplay covers film and television. Plot, location, characters, dialogue, and mood are a few of the components discussed. Staging discusses the various professionals involved in a production, such as actors, costume designers, prop masters, and stage handlers. Well organized and with bright, colorful photography, these introductory titles give readers good basic knowledge.—Colleen D. Bocka, Nathaniel Rochester Community School, Rochester, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410934239
  • Publisher: Raintree Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Series: Culture in Action Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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