Cocaine and Crack
From the Series Compact Research: Drugs
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines Is Cocaine and Crack Addiction a Serious Problem? Are Punishments for Cocaine and Crack Administered Fairly? How Should Cocaine and Crack Addiction Be Treated? Is the War on Cocaine Effective?
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Compact Research: Drugs|
|Number of Pages||104|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up Club Drugs and Inhalants pose questions about these substances-how they are harmful, how they affect society, and how they can be controlled or their use prevented. Cocaine speaks not only to addiction but also includes sections on punishments, treatment, and the war on the substance. Each title has an overview, primary-source quotes that clearly express varied opinions, glitzy statistical charts, and illustrations. Concepts covered include common street names, how the drugs affect the brain, and how they are ingested. Each volume ends with a list of key people and advocacy groups, a chronology of important trends and legislation related to a particular drug, and a list of related organizations. The purpose of the series is to cull information and organize it into a “compact, relevant, intelligent” format. While that goal is met, at times the books can be too simplified and repetitive and tend to spoon-feed readers.