Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise

What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise

By Seema Yasmin

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Publication Date: September 20, 2022

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Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up

From acclaimed writer, journalist, and physician Dr. Seema Yasmin comes a much-needed, timely book about the importance of media literacy, fact-based reporting, and the ability to discern truth from lies.

What is a fact? What are reliable sources? What is news? What is fake news? How can anyone make sense of it anymore? Well, we have to. As conspiracy theories and online hoaxes increasingly become a part of our national discourse and “truth” itself is being questioned, it has never been more vital to build the discernment necessary to tell fact from fiction, and media literacy has never been more vital.

In this accessible guide, Dr. Seema Yasmin, an award-winning journalist, scientist, medical professional, and professor, traces the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our fast-moving media landscape and teaches young readers the skills that will help them identify and counter poorly-sourced clickbait and misleading headlines.

About the Author

Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award–winning journalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, medical doctor, professor, and poet. She attended medical school at Cambridge University and worked as a disease detective for the US federal government’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. She currently teaches storytelling at Stanford University School of Medicine, and is a regular contributor to CNN, Self, and Scientific American, among others.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 368 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781665900034

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