School Library JournalGr 9 Up-Following a brief overview and introduction, the alphabetical entries in these accessible titles contain a brief definition of the topic; factual information, including statistics if appropriate; and facts versus fiction and question-and-answer sections. In "Teens Speak" sections, young people express their personal reactions to sexual violence, child abuse, and other topics. Charts, tables, and section headings break up the texts and make the books as reader-friendly as possible. All of the subjects are covered in an evenhanded and nonjudgmental manner. Abuse addresses such topics as bullying, child molestation, date rape, hazing, and domestic violence against both women and men, to mention just a few. Sexual Behavior discusses contraception, abortion, sexual orientation, STDs, and violence. When a subject under discussion is illegal or dangerous, this information is clearly pointed out by the author, detailing the risks involved. Other than this, there is no attempt to influence teens' feelings either in a positive or negative direction. Excellent resources for research or for teens who just want to get more information on these important issues.-Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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