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RamsFan1963
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I didn't know this was a YA book when I started it, and most of the time it doesn't read that way. Sometimes the author stops to explain something, like the Cold War, that would be obvious to any adult. That said, it's still an interesting examination of the "fake news" phenomenon and how to spot it in print, on TV and online. 3 ???

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We're Not from Here | Geoff Rodkey
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OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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megnews
The Sad Little Fact | Jonah Winter
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An important book for kids.
While it‘s my personal opinion that a couple banned facts in this book are theories, I do appreciate the message to not allow Authorities to suppress information and dictate the information we have access to. It‘s also a good lesson in being open minded and using critical thinking skills.

A very creative presentation for kids on an important and timely topic. Recommended.

Book 187 7.25.20

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AppuNthebooks
The Sad Little Fact | Jonah Winter
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It‘s a telling thing, the title of this book. With all that‘s going on around the world, from climate change to the cascade of misinformation on social media, discernment is the skill we all need. And starting them young is this lovely book that states the harsh truth in an endearing way. My 5-year-old got into ‘what is a fact?‘ ‘Am I a fact?‘ Which in turn led to discussions on hard truths & the concept of many truths. A thought-provoking read.

Graywacke Your post makes me miss the days my kids and I read these kinds of books. Sounds terrific. 3y
AppuNthebooks @Graywacke Thanks! Glad this got you to reminisce 🙂 So far, this tops my ‘Perks for Parent‘ list! 3y
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ladyonequestion
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Really enjoying listening to this. Young covers a variety of topics in a scholarly but accessible way. So far, PT Barnum, Chatterton and literary forgers pretending to be Native American or having far more traumatic experiences than they did! Narrator is really good too, and it's making me research a lot of different topics in my spare time!

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Ddzmini
The Sad Little Fact | Jonah Winter
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😳😮😲

Bookartbookmarks So sad. 3y
Chrissyreadit I wonder why? 3y
Gissy 😱 3y
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Slajaunie I know many people who do not like to read. I don‘t understand it but it is true. 3y
Ddzmini @Bookartbookmarks and @Gissy I know 😱😨😰😰 3y
Ddzmini @Chrissyreadit I don‘t know but part of the article said it was because of new technology... although in my opinion books on apps should be included with new technology 💁🏼‍♀️ 3y
Ddzmini @Slajaunie same for me I know a lot of people that don‘t read but they should 😳💁🏼‍♀️ 3y
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shortsarahrose
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A fascinating and timely account of hoaxes (and related phenomena) through history and how they often serve to shore up white supremacy. Researched thoroughly, but with wit and wordplay of a poet. His argument could perhaps have stood out more if the book had been slimmed down a bit, but this is a relatively small critique.

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shortsarahrose
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“The plagiarist would rather thank a stranger than cite one. The crime here is vast, and personal: Wheeler went so far as to copy another writer‘s personal acknowledgements.”

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HotMessJess
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Tradition is back in full force: this booknerd is traveling again.
#Booknerdwilltravel #Adventure