From the Series Compact Research: Teenage Problems
Every year, an average of 1,841 American teenagers deliberately take their own lives, making suicide the third leading cause of death. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines How Serious a Problem Is Teenage Suicide? Why Do Teenagers Take Their Own Lives? Does Bullying Drive Teenagers to Suicide? and Can Teenage Suicide Be Stopped?
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Compact Research: Teenage Problems|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
Library Media Connection
Each volume in this series follows a clear, easy-to-read format with sidebars, lists, graphs, and primary source quotes. Each book starts with an overview followed by a set of questions and answers. The books follow with Key People, Advocacy Groups, and organizations. If you need well-researched information in a quick reference format for your students to research these topics, this series is a winner. Chronology. Index. Suzanne Lay, Educational Reviewer, Houston County, Georgia Recommended
School Library Journal
Gr 7-10– Unfortunately, this exhaustively researched series is also exhausting to read, and teens hoping for a sympathetic explanation of adolescent issues will be disappointed with its clinical, textbook style. Combining first-person narratives, opinions from specialists, and myriad statistics, these titles seem to have been written specifically for reports. The narratives and professional opinions, which are often conveyed through primary source quotes sections, appear to be selected solely for their scare-tactic qualities, while the fact pages are so verbose that the data loses its impact. Many of the charts and graphs are inadequately labeled or visually busy and, thus, quite confusing. Each volume contains a few color photographs.