Finding the Truth in All the Noise
HC: 9781665900034 ; EB: 9781665900058; EA: 9781797146874; Ages 12 & up; Grades 7 & up; September 2022; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
What the Fact? by Seema Yasmin might be the most important book you’ll ever read about media literacy. In this book, acclaimed writer, journalist, and physician Dr. Yasmin compares the spreading of rumors and misinformation to viruses and diseases. The tone is casual, despite the gravity of the topic, and gives examples of theories of conspiracies and sources of disinformation across history, up through the COVID‑19 pandemic. What the Fact? is an incredible, accessible guide to help teens and all readers think critically about the information they’re taking in online and through their peers and relatives.