From the Series Compact Research: Addictions
A powerful, addictive narcotic, heroin has seen a resurgence in recent years--with an alarming incidence of abuse and addiction among young people. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines How Serious a Problem Is Heroin Addiction?, What Are the Health Risks of Heroin Addiction?, Can People Overcome Heroin Addiction?, and What Can Be Done About Heroin Addiction?
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Series||Compact Research: Addictions|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
School Library Connection
Addictions are in the news, and this new series focuses on current forms of addiction Each book describes in detail the nature of the addictive substance or activity, the seriousness of the addiction, and what could or should be done about it. Throughout the explanations are facts and illustrations, mostly in graphic form, and primary source quotes from a variety of sources, making this series an ideal purchase for supporting Common Core Standards. Finally, in every volume there are sections devoted to Key People and Advocacy Groups, Chronology, Related Organizations, For Further Research, and Source Notes. This series is fascinating, timely, and very readable, filled with updated information and interesting facts. Students will find them immensely useful for research as well as for pleasure reading. Index.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up–This well-organized, informative textbooklike set presents information about five common types of addiction and asks readers to examine sources, analyze data, and come to conclusions about the seriousness of the addictions discussed and how they impact peoples’ lives and relationships. Well-chosen quotes from primary sources are presented, as well as cited research, graphs, tables, and data charts. This particular series will be valuable to students doing research, though the tone is on the dry side.