The Resource Spooked!

Spooked!

Label
Spooked!
Title
Spooked!
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Summary
This book for young readers explores in riveting detail the false panic created by the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast from 1938 — as well as the repercussions of "fake news" today.On the night of October 30, 1938, thousands of Americans panicked when they believed that Martians had invaded Earth. What appeared to be breaking news about an alien invasion was in fact a radio drama based on H. G. Wells's War of the Worlds, performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre players. Some listeners became angry once they realized they had been tricked, and the reaction to the broadcast sparked a national discussion about fake news, propaganda, and the role of radio. In this compelling nonfiction chapter book, Gail Jarrow explores the production of the broadcast, the aftermath, and the concept of fake news in the media.A 2019 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Washington Post Best Children's Book * A BCCB Blue Ribbon * A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
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Jarrow, Gail
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Media Studies
  • History
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Performing Arts
Label
Spooked!
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:be60f1a0-5cc9-404f-acb3-f20bebb601d6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781684371433
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Spooked!
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:be60f1a0-5cc9-404f-acb3-f20bebb601d6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781684371433
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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