Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered?

From the Series In Controversy
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All states have outlawed drinking by teenagers yet studies show that more than half of high school seniors have consumed alcohol while younger teenagers drink as well. Through objective discussion, numerous direct quotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines What Are the Origins of the Drinking Age Controversy? Are Teenagers Mature Enough to Drink? Can a Lower Drinking Age Reduce Binge Drinking? Can Other Countries Serve as a Model? Do U.S. Lawmakers Favor a Lower Drinking Age?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2011
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series In Controversy
Language English
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 9781601521446, 9781601523556B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2011-08-01
Author Hal Marcovitz
Dewey 362.292
 

Booklist

The In Controversy series presents varied points of view on well-defined, timely topics. Typically, the introduction of each book personalizes the dilemma, the opening chapter looks at the origins and history of the controversy, and the remainder of the book explores the questions raised within the topic. In Climate Change, Marcovitz considers the reliability of scientific research on the subject, the potential economic and environmental impacts of global warming, and the responses of world governments. Offshore Oil Drilling discusses America’s dependence on offshore oil for energy security, environmental damage (looking particularly at the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill), economic benefits, and how drilling might be made safer. Drinking Age looks at whether teens are mature enough to drink responsibly, whether changing the drinking age affects binge drinking, and whether European cultures offer useful models for responsible teen drinking. Clearly written and presenting plenty of relevant information, the books offer opposing points of view in a fairly evenhanded way. Clean page design makes the text look more accessible through wide margins as well as the use of color in design elements and photos. Each volume concludes with an annotated list of relevant organizations, a bibliography, and source notes for the quotes in each chapter. Good resources for research projects. —Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal

The In Controversy series presents varied points of view on well-defined, timely topics. Typically, the introduction of each book personalizes the dilemma, the opening chapter looks at the origins and history of the controversy, and the remainder of the book explores the questions raised within the topic. In Climate Change, Marcovitz considers the reliability of scientific research on the subject, the potential economic and environmental impacts of global warming, and the responses of world governments. Offshore Oil Drilling discusses America’s dependence on offshore oil for energy security, environmental damage (looking particularly at the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill), economic benefits, and how drilling might be made safer. Drinking Age looks at whether teens are mature enough to drink responsibly, whether changing the drinking age affects binge drinking, and whether European cultures offer useful models for responsible teen drinking. Clearly written and presenting plenty of relevant information, the books offer opposing points of view in a fairly evenhanded way. Clean page design makes the text look more accessible through wide margins as well as the use of color in design elements and photos. Each volume concludes with an annotated list of relevant organizations, a bibliography, and source notes for the quotes in each chapter. Good resources for research projects.

Author: Hal Marcovitz

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