The Drug War

The Drug War

by Steve Parker

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-- With very brief texts and full-color photographs on every page, these books give rather dry, matter-of-fact introductions to two serious world problems. Refugees defines and gives examples of recent situations. A two-page ``Refugee Facts'' section has a map of the world and descriptions of 18 different areas in the 1980s. The photographs mostly show people on the move, and the few maps are helpful in explaining their geographical paths. The information provided, although short, concentrates on recent events and would supplement encyclopedia articles. A more comprehensive source for slightly older readers is Refugees: Search for a Haven (Messner, 1986) by Judith Bentley. The Drug War outlines the problems the illegal drug trade has created globally and explains what is being done to combat these problems. Minimal information about types of drugs and users is given. The photographs supply little additional information, although students may find the maps and graphs helpful. Drugs and Crime (Chelsea, 1988) by Thomas and Dorothy Hoobler covers much the same subject in greater depth, again for a slightly older audience. Still, both books are serviceable introductions that highlight important aspects of these two subjects. --Marilyn Long Graham, Jacksonville Public Libraries, FL

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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10 - 13 Years

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