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Straight Talk about Prejudice

Straight Talk about Prejudice

by Rachel Kranz
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-12-- Simple without being simplistic, this book on a timely topic avoids psychobabble to address the causes and results of prejudice in terms accessible even to middle schoolers. It improves on previous works by elucidating how explicit discrimination leads to institutionalized discrimination against racial and cultural groups, women, the aged, the handicapped, and homosexuals. Straightforward discussion includes the current status of each group, and the differences between how others see such people and how they really are. Tests help readers measure their own prejudices. As the chapter on gays includes so many examples of false notions, and as so many youngsters are misinformed on the subject, it's unfortunate that there aren't some specific references to the research to help clarify what is known from what is assumed. Also, there is an incomplete definition of sodomy, which is misleading in the subsequent discussion of laws that discriminate. Otherwise this is an excellent source of information that includes a directory of helping agencies. Handsome, user-friendly typefaces add to a positive reading experience. This has great potential as curriculum material. --Susan F. Marcus, Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816024889
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Series:
Straight Talk Ser.
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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